grubstake


1grub·stake

noun \ˈgrəb-ˌstāk\

Definition of GRUBSTAKE

1
:  supplies or funds furnished a mining prospector on promise of a share in his discoveries
2
:  material assistance (as a loan) provided for launching an enterprise or for a person in difficult circumstances

First Known Use of GRUBSTAKE

1863

2grubstake

transitive verb

Definition of GRUBSTAKE

:  to provide with a grubstake
grub·stak·er noun

First Known Use of GRUBSTAKE

1879

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