Origin of land-grabber

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

land grab

or land-grab

  1. the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally, underhandedly, or unfairly.
Related formsland-grab·ber, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of landgrabber

  • Landgrabber, name given in Ireland to one in the possession or occupancy of land from which another has been evicted.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood