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    Meaning of grub food

    I read in a blog post the term 'grub food'. One of the definition for 'grub' on urban dictionary is as a descriptor for delightfully tasty food, which I believe to apply in this context. Is this correct? If not, what does it mean?

    This is the link for the blog post: http://danielfooddiary.com/2016/01/17/chickenwaffles/

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    Re: Meaning of grub food

    The term "grub food" does not exist in any variety of English that I am familiar with.
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    Re: Meaning of grub food

    In AmE English, "grub" is sometimes used as a substitute for "food". Let's get some grub.

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    #4

    Re: Meaning of grub food

    We have 'grub' informally for 'food' in BrE, too. What we don't have is 'grub food'.

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    Re: Meaning of grub food

    We don't have "grub food" either.

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    #6

    Re: Meaning of grub food

    Daniel Ang coined the phrase for his blog/diary. You're not likely to find it anywhere else.

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    Re: Meaning of grub food

    He's Singaporean, so it may be used in that variant. I have never heard it in British English.

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    Re: Meaning of grub food

    In AmE, while 'grub' can be used as a synonym for 'food', it (to me anyway) has connotations of plain or simple food, possibly even sub-par. You can live on grub, but it's not fine dining.

    Another similar synonym is 'chow', with even maybe even stronger connotations of inferior quality or mass-production. You stereotypically get grub and chow in college cafeterias, military mess halls, etc. Grub and chow are more about quantity, not quality.

    I find it amusing that chicken and waffles are that widely available in Singapore.
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    Re: Meaning of grub food

    Thanks y'all ;) Hey don't mock the chicken waffles. Just admit it, they sound good, don't they?

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    Re: Meaning of grub food

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    In AmE, while 'grub' can be used as a synonym for 'food', it (to me anyway) has connotations of plain or simple food, possibly even sub-par. You can live on grub, but it's not fine dining.
    It is the same in BrE.

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