Definition of Grub street

1. Noun. The world of literary hacks.

Generic synonyms: Domain, World
Member holonyms: Hack, Hack Writer, Literary Hack



Definition of Grub street

1. Proper noun. the home or state of impoverished writers and literary hacks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grub Street

Grossman
Grossulariaceae
Grothendieck group
Grotowskian
Groucho
Ground Zero
Groundhog Day
Grove
Grover
Grover's disease
Grover Cleveland
Groves
Grozny
Groznyy
Grub Street
Grubb's test
Grubb's tests
Gruber's cul-de-sac
Gruber's method
Gruber's reaction
Gruber-Landzert fossa
Gruber-Widal reaction
Gruidae
Gruiformes
Grundyism
Grus
Grus americana
Gruyere

Literary usage of Grub street

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1. Curiosities of London: Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of by John Timbs (1868)
"Grub-street performances " had long been applied to "bad matter expressed in ... However, Grub-street was not always tenanted exclusively by low pretenders ..."

2. London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions by Henry Benjamin Wheatley, Peter Cunningham (1891)
"grub street, very long, coming out of Fore Street, and running, northwards, into Chiswell Street; but some small part of it, to wit from Sun Alley to ..."

3. Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the by William Adolphus Wheeler, Charles Gardner Wheeler (1894)
"Memoirs of the Society of grub street appeared in 1737. ... The name grub street, as a term of reproach or contempt,is sf.id to have been first used with ..."

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