1. [early 18C; late 19C+] (US) to steal, esp. to shoplift; thus snatching n.
2. [1930s+] (mainly US) to kidnap; thus snatching n.
3. [1940s+] (US black) to threaten someone by grabbing their lapels and talking menacingly into their face; also fig. use, to critically butt in.
[late 18C–early 19C] (UK Und.) a thief who specializes in stealing from women’s pockets.
SE in slang uses
[1980s] repossession, e.g. of a car when the buyer defaults on credit payments.
see under bald-headed adv.
[1910s+] (Aus.) to resign.
[1980s] (US black) to forcefully fondle sexually when the recipient is unwilling.
[1950s+] (US black) to arrest.