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Snack vs Homework - What's the difference?

snack | homework |

As nouns the difference between snack and homework

is that snack is snack (a light meal) while homework is work that is done at home, especially school exercises set by a teacher.



Etymology 1


(en noun)
  • A light meal.
  • An item of food eaten between meals.
  • Derived terms
    * snack bar * snack food * snacker * snackette * snackery * snackless * snacky
    See also
    * munchies


    (en verb)
  • to eat a light meal
  • to eat between meals
  • Derived terms
    * snack down

    Etymology 2

    See snatch (transitive verb).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A share; a part or portion.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • At last he whispers, "Do, and we go snacks ."
    (Webster 1913)


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  • Work that is done at home, especially school exercises set by a teacher.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Peter Wilby)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Finland spreads word on schools , passage=Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16.
  • Preliminary or preparatory work, such as research.
  • Usage notes

    The term is generally used to refer to primary or secondary school assignments as opposed to college-level coursework.

    See also

    * busy work * schoolwork