body snatcher


noun

a person who steals corpses; graverobber.
Slang. an agency that recruits executives working for one company to fill top management positions in another.

Nearby words

  1. body shield,
  2. body shirt,
  3. body shop,
  4. body shopping,
  5. body slam,
  6. body snatching,
  7. body stocking,
  8. body swerve,
  9. body toning bar,
  10. body track

Origin of body snatcher

First recorded in 1805–15

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British Dictionary definitions for body snatcher

body snatcher

noun

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

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