Dirty grub

dirty eater or dirty child

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • dirty grub — Australian Slang dirty eater or dirty child …   English dialects glossary

  • grub — I. /grʌb / (say grub) noun 1. the bulky larva of certain insects, especially of scarabaeid and other beetles. 2. Colloquial food. 3. Colloquial a. a person, especially a child, covered with dirt: you little grub! b. a person with poor personal… …   Australian English dictionary

  • grub´bi|ness — grub|by «GRUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. dirty; grimy; slovenly: »a grubby lot Of sooty sweeps (Thomas Hood). She was an exceptionally grubby girl fat, sloppily dressed, and, like Willard, uncommunicative (New Yorker …   Useful english dictionary

  • grub´bi|ly — grub|by «GRUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. dirty; grimy; slovenly: »a grubby lot Of sooty sweeps (Thomas Hood). She was an exceptionally grubby girl fat, sloppily dressed, and, like Willard, uncommunicative (New Yorker …   Useful english dictionary

  • grub|by — «GRUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. dirty; grimy; slovenly: »a grubby lot Of sooty sweeps (Thomas Hood). She was an exceptionally grubby girl fat, sloppily dressed, and, like Willard, uncommunicative (New Yorker …   Useful english dictionary

  • grub — [13] Grub ‘dig’ comes ultimately from prehistoric Germanic *grub , perhaps via Old English *grybban, although no record of such a verb has actually come down to us (the related Germanic *grab gave English grave, while a further variant *grōb… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • grub — [13] Grub ‘dig’ comes ultimately from prehistoric Germanic *grub , perhaps via Old English *grybban, although no record of such a verb has actually come down to us (the related Germanic *grab gave English grave, while a further variant *grōb… …   Word origins

  • grub — I UK [ɡrʌb] / US noun Word forms grub : singular grub plural grubs 1) [uncountable] very informal food Grub s up (= the food is ready)! 2) [countable] a young insect without wings or legs, like a small worm II UK [ɡrʌb] / US verb… …   English dictionary

  • grub — grub1 [ grʌb ] noun 1. ) uncount VERY INFORMAL food: Grub s up (=the food is ready)! 2. ) count a young insect without wings or legs, like a small WORM grub grub 2 [ grʌb ] verb intransitive or transitive to try to find something by moving things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grub — n 1. food. The word has existed with this meaning since at least the 17th century, inspired by the action of grubbing around. ► At the weigh in, Reynolds, in the red corner, weighed eight stone, two pounds. Give the poor sod some grub! (Adolf… …   Contemporary slang


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