verb (used with object), grubbed, grub·bing.
verb (used without object), grubbed, grub·bing.
Origin of grub
Examples from the Web for grubber
Historical Examples of grubber
It wasn't quite a grubber dog, though chances were it was a wild relative.
His first reaction was unhappiness that he had killed one of the grubber dogs.
He would be killed then and the grubber chances would die with him.
Unless he could find a way to end the war and settle the grubber question he was marooned on Pyrrus for life.
Every man carries, attached to his waist belt on his back, a small entrenching tool, a "grubber" it is called.The Red Watch
J. A. Currie
verb grubs, grubbing or grubbed
Word Origin for grub
"digger," late 13c. as a surname, agent noun from grub (v.). Meaning "one who gets wealth contemptibly" is from 1570s.
c.1300, from hypothetical Old English *grubbian, from West Germanic *grubbjan (cf. Middle Dutch grobben, Old High German grubilon "to dig, search," German grübeln "to meditate, ponder"), from Proto-Germanic *grub- "to dig," base of Old English grafan (see grave (v.)).
"larva," 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."