body snatcher

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noun
  1. a person who steals corpses; graverobber.

  2. Slang. an agency that recruits executives working for one company to fill top management positions in another.

Origin of body snatcher

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First recorded in 1805–15

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body snatcher

noun
  1. (formerly) a person who robbed graves and sold the corpses for dissection

Derived forms of body snatcher

  • body snatching, noun

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