Grúbstreet. n.s. Originally the name of a street in Moorfields in London, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems; whence any mean production is called grubstreet.
Χᾶιῤ Ιθακὴ μετ᾽ ἄεθλα, μετ᾽ ἄλγεα πικρὰ
Ἀσπασίως τέον οὗδας ἱκάνομαι.
The first part, though calculated only for the meridian of grubstreet, was yet taken notice of by the better sort. Arbuthn.
I'd sooner ballads write, and grubstreet lays. Gay.