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  1. amazingly good, very attractive, flawlessly styled, etc.: Her fashion videos will get you looking snatched.Their dorm room is totally snatched.

Origin of snatched

First recorded in 1990–95; origin uncertain; possibly from regional American snatching “attractive” (1962); possibly from Black drag culture, where stage performers wear weaves (artificial hairweaves), and if something is amazingly good (snatched), it may snatch one's weave off, knock one's socks off (but the connection is unclear)

Words Nearby snatched Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use snatched in a sentence

  • Mademoiselle snatched it from the hand, which was very tiny, and pink, with dimples where grown up folk have knuckles.

  • Keeping up an ululating clamor of commands, he ran to the roof of the dwelling, snatched up a musket and took steady aim.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • The guard who had ridden up in front snatched at his shoulder holster as he turned in the direction of Delancy's fire.

  • We snatched a hasty morsel or two, and then hurried on, in order to complete the second half of the road before sunset.

  • Thereon, Augereau in fury snatched the whip from the officer, who at once drew his sword and attacked him.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison