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  1. grub(def 1).
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Origin of grubworm

First recorded in 1745–55; grub + worm
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Historical Examples of grubworm

  • So from that time the grubworm has only been able to wiggle in that way.

    Algonquin Indian Tales

    Egerton R. Young

  • What, shall that grubworm Pantilius have any effect upon me?

  • Finally the Birds, Insects, and smaller animals came together for the same purpose, and the Grubworm was chief of the council.

  • What would be the fate of the corn if the grubworm were allowed to run riot, we do not presume to say.