Snatcher - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsnætʃər|  American pronunciation of the word snatcher
Brit.  |ˈsnætʃər|  British pronunciation of the word snatcher

noun

- a thief who grabs and runs

a purse snatcher

- someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom) (syn: abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper)

Examples

...a crowd was drubbing the purse snatcher when the police arrived on the scene...

...plunged headlong into the crowd in pursuit of the purse snatcher...

...the officer nabbed the purse snatcher before he could escape...

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