Monday, August 10, 2015

Grub

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. the thick-bodied, sluggish larva of several insects, as of a scarab beetle
2. a dull, plodding person; drudge
3. an unkempt person
4. Slang. food; victuals
5. any remaining roots or stumps after cutting vegetation to clear land for farming
-verb (used with object), grubbed, grubbing
6. to dig; clear of roots, stumps, etc.
7. to dig up by the roots; uproot (often followed by up or out)
8. Slang. to supply with food; feed
9. Slang. to scrounge
-verb (used without object), grubbed, grubbing
10. to dig; search by or as if by digging
11. to lead a laborious or groveling life; drudge
12. to engage in laborious study
13. Slang. to eat; take food
Examples:
"I'm starving - can we get some grub?"
"Why don't you do some laundry; you look like a grub!"

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"'larva of an insect,' early 15c., perhaps from grub (v.) on the notion of 'digging insect,' or from the possibly unrelated Middle English grub 'dwarfish fellow' (c. 1400). Meaning 'dull drudge' is 1650s. The slang sense of 'food' is first recorded 1650s, said to be from birds eating grubs, but also often linked with bub 'drink.'"

Awkwardness rating: 6

Look at all that grub! (thenextweb.com)

1 comment:

  1. Oh this looks incredible! I love the colors in the dish and the sauce just tops it all off! Grub is my favorite and what a wonderful version you have.Thank you for sharing please sharing..

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