a container or receptacle from which a person at a party or the like draws a gift without knowing what it is.
any miscellaneous collection.
a collection of miscellaneous things
(US & Canadian, Austral) a bag or other container from which gifts are drawn at random
“miscellaneous mixture,” 1854, originally a carnival game; from grab + bag (n.).
A miscellaneous mixture; random collection: the grab-bag of memories in my muddled head
[1855+; dated sense refers to a carnival game in which one may reach inside a bag of small prizes after paying a fee]
A miscellaneous collection, as in The meeting amounted to a grab bag of petty complaints. This term alludes to a container offered at a party or fair, where one dips in for a party favor or prize without knowing what one will get. [ Mid-1800s ]
noun 1. a bar attached to a wall near a bathtub or shower to provide a handgrip for a person who is bathing.
[grab] /græb/ verb (used with object), grabbed, grabbing. 1. to seize suddenly or quickly; snatch; clutch: He grabbed me by the collar. 2. to take illegal possession of; seize forcibly or unscrupulously: to grab land. 3. to obtain and consume quickly: Let’s grab a sandwich before going to the movie. 4. Slang. verb (used without […]
[grab-uh l] /ˈgræb əl/ verb (used without object), grabbled, grabbling. 1. to feel or search with the hands; grope. 2. to sprawl; scramble. /ˈɡræbəl/ verb 1. (intransitive) to scratch or feel about with the hands 2. (intransitive) to fall to the ground; sprawl 3. (transitive) (Caribbean) to seize rashly
[grab-er] /ˈgræb ər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Slang. something attention-getting or sensational. noun Anything that seizes and rivets the attention; something that commands immediate admiration; hook: Dance within the regular format is a solid grabber/ He’s found a real grabber (1966+) Related Terms motherfucker