verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of snatch
Examples from the Web for snatcher
Historical Examples of snatcher
"It's a corrupt form for snatcher," retorted the March Hare.Alice in Blunderland
John Kendrick Bangs
He said the snatcher was smarter than Auntie and he hoped it would teach her a lesson.Dorothy's Travels
At length the Snatcher is weary and pretends to leave the shop.
The Snatcher, who is no other than the Tiger in human form, darts at the Pig.
And the snatcher, w'ich was Wicked Willie, relieves 'im of it gently.The Incendiary
W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Word Origin for snatch
1570s, agent noun from snatch (v.).
early 13c., "make a sudden snap or bite" (at something), of uncertain origin; perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *snæccan or Middle Dutch snacken "to snatch, chatter." Cf. snack (n.). Meaning "lay hold of suddenly" is from early 14c.; especially "take from someone's hands" (1580s). Weight-lifting sense is attested from 1928. Related: Snatched; snatching.
c.1300, "a trap, snare," from snatch (v.). Meaning "a sudden grab" is from 1570s; that of "a small amount" is from 1590s. Sense in weight-lifting is from 1928. Vulgar slang sense of "vulva" is recorded from 1903; a much older venereal sense was "sexual intercourse quickly performed" (1580s).