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body snatcher

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noun

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

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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 forms of body snatcher

body snatching, noun
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