scrubs


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scrubs

 (skrŭbz)
pl.n.
A two-piece garment of lightweight cotton, usually consisting of pants and a T-shirt, worn by medical personnel especially when participating in surgery.

[So called because they are worn in the very hygienic, or scrubbed, environment of the operating room.]

scrubs

(skrʌbs)
pl n
(Surgery) the hygienic clothing worn by surgeons and other operating theatre staff during an operation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrubs - protective garment worn by surgeons during operationsscrubs - protective garment worn by surgeons during operations
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
References in classic literature ?
sez I to Scrub Greene - the manest little worm that ever walked.
Wid that I stretched Scrub Greene an' wint to the orf'cer's tent.
screeches out Scrub Greene, who was always a lawyer; an' some of the men tuk up the shoutin'.
This White Man shall scrub my kitchen-floor for the rest of his life
Later he was caught and his grandmother settled the mat- ter by offering to come twice a week for a month and scrub the shop.
What Michael did know was that Del Mar had no pedigree and was a scrub as compared with thoroughbreds such as Steward, Captain Kellar, and MISTER Haggin of Meringe.
But in this scrub was no sincerity, only a positive insincerity.
I should think a mother would be a better judge than a poor woman who came in to scrub, wouldn't you?
On the right hand, scrub firs, their spirits quite unbroken by long years of tussle with the gulf winds, grew thickly.
One day his master came in and said, "Alfred, the stable smells rather strong; should not you give that stall a good scrub and throw down plenty of water?
Impossible to get women to scrub the floors--all were potato-hoeing.
When I came upon the Marshalls' delivery horse, tied in the shade, the girls had already taken their baskets and gone down the east road which wound through the sand and scrub.