Definition of grub noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡrʌb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrʌb//
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  1. 1[countable] the young form of an insect, that looks like a small fat worm See related entries: Invertebrates
  2. 2[uncountable] (informal) food Grub's up! (= the meal is ready) They serve good pub grub there.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: perhaps related to Dutch grobbelen, also to the noun grave1.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: grub

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