a person or thing that grabs.
Slang. something attention-getting or sensational.

Origin of grabber

First recorded in 1840–50; grab1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grabber

Historical Examples of grabber

  • All declared that Sara, with many shortcomings, was neither a poacher nor a grabber.

    Robert Orange

    John Oliver Hobbes

  • I know that kind; we had it in plenty at Deeside, but a 'grabber,' and a 'grabber' of the worst type.

    Leonore Stubbs

    L. B. Walford

  • And you were no grabber yourself, I suppose, till your land and all you had grabbed wore away from you!

  • Twenty or more of the students in that area at the time had important enough connections to class as grabber bait.


    James H Schmitz

  • Just then an unseen hand made a grab at Young's hat—off it went; and the grabber dodged out of sight in the crowd and darkness.

    The Adventures of a Freshman

    Jesse Lynch Williams