Scrubs are the uniform that nurses and doctors and physician assistants wear. It’s also the name of a very popular TV show. Scrub can also refer to a bush or shrubbery, and “to scrub” means to scour or rub vigorously.
But if you grew up in the 90’s, you might think of something else entirely when you hear the word “scrubs”. It might recall a certain catchy tune from pop band TLC. Yes, I’m talking about the scrubs we hear about in the classic 90’s hit “No Scrubs”.
As a matter of fact, the TLC phrase scrubs gained so much notoriety that we now see it as the top definition in the Urban Dictionary definition for scrubs:
A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly
And is also known as a buster
Always talkin’ about what he wants
And just sits on his broke ass
A scrub is a guy that cant get no love from me
Hanging out the passenger side
Of his best-friend’s ride
Trying to holler at me
Listen up, boys! A scrub is someone that no self-respecting lady will date. Step up your game, and maybe even consider checking out medical school so that one day you may find yourself wearing scrubs, instead of being one.