Definition of Grub Street noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Grub Street

BrE BrE//ˈɡrʌb striːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrʌb striːt//
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used to refer to poor writers and journalists as a group, or the life they live More Like This Place names representing activities Downing Street, Madison Avenue, Grub Street, Holyrood, Main Street, Number Ten, the Oval Office, the Palace, Silicon Valley, the Vatican, Whitehall, the White HouseSee worksheet. Word Originthe name of a street (later Milton Street) in Moorgate, London (England) inhabited by such authors in the 17th cent.