a person who seizes land illegally or underhandedly.

Nearby words

  1. land wind,
  2. land with,
  3. land yacht,
  4. land's end,
  5. land, edwin herbert,
  6. land-grant college,
  7. land-holder,
  8. land-office business,
  9. land-poor,
  10. land-to-land

Origin of land-grabber

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

land grab

or land-grab


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. 2019

Examples from the Web for landgrabber

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

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