[ land-grab-er ]

  1. a person who seizes land illegally or underhandedly.

Origin of land-grabber

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use land-grabber in a sentence

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

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