Grub Street: Meaning and Definition of

Grub' Street"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a street in London, England: formerly inhabited by many impoverished minor writers and literary hacks; now called Milton Street.
  2. petty and needy authors, or literary hacks, collectively.


Pronunciation: (grub'strēt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. produced by a hack; poor in quality: a grubstreet book.
  1. See(def. 2).
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