I read this phrase in a book:

Today, you're likely to be a tiger snack.

Is that correct? I mean are not we supposed to write tiger's snack instead?


Both are correct.

A tiger snack

Means "a snack for tigers". It's referring to tigers in general.

A tiger's snack

Means "a snack for a tiger". It's referring to a specific tiger, who owns a snack.

This is common in English:

A car door - A door that is found/used on cars.
A car's door - A door that belongs to a specific car.

A dog treat - A treat for dogs.
A dog's treat - A treat that belongs to a specific dog.

A shark tooth, a shark's tooth. A human skeleton, a human's skeleton.

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    @downvoters; care to elaborate what's wrong with the answer? I'm open to improving it, if I know what needs improving. – Flater Oct 2 '17 at 13:20

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