verb (used with object), grubbed, grub·bing.
verb (used without object), grubbed, grub·bing.
Origin of grub
Examples from the Web for grubbers
Historical Examples of grubbers
He knew nothing about the grubbers, but they were human so he still had a chance.
The city Pyrrans hated the "grubbers" and, without a doubt, the feeling was mutual.
This was a long chance to take, but it was the only way to contact the grubbers.
He had been in such a hurry to reach the city that he had forgotten about the grubbers.
The only thing offered that morning was by a man in the Riverside Building who wanted ten grubbers.Broke
Edwin A. Brown
verb grubs, grubbing or grubbed
Word Origin for grub
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."