I see a lot of definitions for "Scrub" but not many are right. Sure everyone has heard that song "I don't want no scrub, a scrub is a guy that cant get no love from me, hangin on the passenger side of his best friends ride, tryin to holla at me, etc etc." However this isn't an accurate description. A scrub refers to people who have a combination of these characteristics: Poor, cheap or ghetto clothes, little friends, not with an "in" crowd, grungy, grimy, dirty, ugly (in a lot of cases), has no job or car (also many cases), at the bottom of the food chain, uses drugs (also very common), often hanging out in the streets, criminalistic personality (often), a loser, hangs out with shady people, etc. Now I've seen many scrubs of all shapes, sizes, and colors but most of them have been white (not trying to be racist or stereo-typical at all but there's sometruth in it, i myself am white.) There's plenty more qualities but to put it in simple terms without having to list all the traits, scrubs are human rats. It's not a bad thing though schouldn't be viewed as bad but scrubs are most commonly at the bottom of the food chain aside from underground scenes, criminal scenes, large cities, etc. This is what gives the scrub a bad name. If this offends anybody know this though, I myself am a scrub and I'm damn proud to be one. Why? one may ask? Because being a scrub doesn't mean you're not cool or aren't good looking or even dirty and poor etc. Being a scrub just means you know that you're one of socities' many rats and not meaning a snitch, that just lives a different lifestyle that has been given a name. That's all. That's all the knowledge ya need to know to understand what being a scrub means.
"I can't believe how many scrubs there are at this school."
by Some scrub with pride February 04, 2009
(in video gaming), slang, noun -

To play in a lowly, unsportsmanlike way;
To avail tactics (in-game) which are tantamount to cheating;
To play with a boring, unimaginative style;
To play a video game in the most base, menial fashion

(from: 'scrub', to rub vigorously; to scour; a menial cleaning chore)
'Only scrubs spam.'

'You're a scrub.'

'That Daigo Umerhara may be skilled, but he sure does play like a scrub.'
by Aisha Hymen February 08, 2012
As described by David Sirlin in his e-book "Playing to Win"

A person who plays a competitive game with a personal set of rules that the designers game and the tournament community don't recognize. Usually these rules prevent the scrub from having to put forth the effort to to learn to beat tactics that are above his skill level in a game.

Scrubs will feel that those that don't follow their personal rule-sets as if they were cheating, and complain incessantly attempting to peer-pressure others into following their personal rules for the game.

Scrubs can be recognized by the cry of "That's cheap!" in most player vs. player, competitive video games.
Playing Street Fighter:
Scrub: "You just threw me, that's cheap as hell!"

Competitive player: "Stop being a scrub and learn how to tech throws..."

Playing a Trading Card Game:
Scrub: "Using deck lists off of the internet is unoriginal, and takes no skill since all of the cards are expensive..."

Competitive player: "Whatever, do you want to go best out of 6 now that I've beaten you three times in a row?"
by smitty76 October 25, 2011
A high ranking or upper level gamer that still seems to suck. When they lose, they usually make a bullshit excuse like "i haven't played in a long time" or "I wasn't even trying"
ten prestiges higher than me and I still won??? You're such a scrub.
by the derpanator January 23, 2014
Used in mostly in gaming & forums

Scrub means ignorant,noob,
by McWorder February 22, 2015
A fuckboy who sucks at everything. May also call others a scrub
Muhammad Khan: I am a scrub!
by Theman103820 February 19, 2015
a person who's a loser.
that scrub needs to get some skill.
by tohkeyo January 08, 2015

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