• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grubber One who, or that which, grubs; especially, a machine or tool of the nature of a grub ax, grub hook, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grubber One who grubs; hence, a hard worker, especially a close student.
    • n grubber A tool for grubbing out roots, weeds, etc.; an agricultural implement for clearing and stirring up the soil, with long teeth or tines fixed in a frame and curved so that the points enter the soil obliquely. Also called cultivator and scarifier.
    • n grubber One who eats; a feeder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grubber he who, or that which, grubs: an agricultural implement for grubbing out weeds, &c., or for clearing and stirring up the soil, with obliquely placed tines or teeth set in a frame and moved forward on wheels
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. A.S. grĂ¡pian, to grope.


In literature:

Had he been merely a "dull money-grubber"?
"Baby Mine" by Margaret Mayo
I am no loss, I am not handsome, I am not good company, I am only my proprietors grubber.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
By money grubbers, she supposed, the same as were devastating the Adirondacks.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
Money-grubbers, every one of them, from the first to the last.
"Title: The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
He was no grubber after the diffident dollar.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
I refuse to become a mere money-grubber, because I'm in love with Life.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Diamond-grubbers want food and brandy, and lawyers and policemen.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
It will be entitled 'The Fate of the Kid Grubber.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
The grubber was busy about it during the day, and slept around the guard house fire of a night, until the stump got out of the ground.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
You sound like a grubber.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison

In poetry:

"Vous wonder why Je weep this way,
Pour quoi these tears and blubbers?
It is mon fault les bards today
Helas! suis mere earth-grubbers.
"New England Magazine" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

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Woman gripping money with jewelry on money- grubber -620x480.
Thistle grubber murder jury retire.