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    snacky

    I heard the term snacky used to mean someone is hungry for snacks. How do you use this conversationally? Which of the following sentences would a native speaker use?

    1. Let's grab something to eat. I'm a bit snacky.
    2. You don't want to grab something to eat? Why? Aren't you snacky?
    3. It's already past 4pm. Are you snacky?
    4. I ate your chips yesterday. Sorry. I was snacky.
    5. Mmmm... That smells good. I feel snacky.
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    #2

    Re: snacky

    I've never seen or heard the term before. I was surprised to find it in the online Oxford dictionary.

    Perhaps it's just not used in AmE.
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    #3

    Re: snacky

    I've never heard 'snacky' used like that, so I wouldn't use any of them.

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    Re: snacky



    It's at 10:52.
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    #5

    Re: snacky

    I've never heard it used like that either. If I saw "snacky", I would think it was an adjective referring to a type of food, not to a person.

    - What can I bring to the party?
    - Oh, crisps, peanuts, Twiglets, that kind of thing. You know, snacky foods!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: snacky

    I never heard it either, but it's understandable from context. I wouldn't worry about trying to use it.

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    #7

    Re: snacky

    Is snack attack still used?

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