body snatcher

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  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

First recorded in 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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body snatcher

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