Grub Street

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Grub Street in London, England (now named Milton Street), a haunt of and home to impoverished writers.

Proper noun[edit]

Grub Street

  1. The home or state of impoverished writers and literary hacks.
    Upon the occasion of his first publication he quit his day job, only to find that Grub Street wasn't lined with manors and villas but hovels and slums.