- a street in London, England: formerly inhabited by many impoverished minor writers and literary hacks; now called Milton Street.
- petty and needy authors, or literary hacks, collectively.
- a former street in London frequented by literary hacks and needy authors
- the world or class of literary hacks, etc
adjective Also: ‘Grubˌstreet
- (sometimes not capital) relating to or characteristic of hack literature