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?"
#n00b #nub-cake #noob #whiny bitch #prat
by smitty76 October 25, 2011
A joke. A Thot. Wade Wigington
Man, wade can't even ball ut what a scrub
#scrub #baller #fag #thot #joke
by Shortie November 18, 2014
a person who thinks he/she thinks she's pro when he/she is not
Joe: Ugh isn't Gillian such a massive scrub!
Bobby: Yeah I know right!
#scrub #camelz #qwop #scrubnation #ballislife
by qqqqqqqqq64 November 06, 2014
A totally unlikable person, a dweeb if you will. He tends to annoy people without even trying. Can also be used as an adjective such as "Scrubby".
I don't want no scrub,
Scrub is a boy who can't get no love from me.
Hangin' out the passenger side
Of his best friends ride,
Trying to holler at me.
#scrubby #dork #dweeb #punk #dummy
by Thatpurplethingy February 16, 2014
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.
#gaming #newb #derp #derping #le derp
by the derpanator January 23, 2014
when someone dresses lazy or like a bum.
"man I look like a total scrub today"
#lazy #bum #sweatpants #sweats #tired
by ckirk October 14, 2013
One is thought of lesser than normal people. Believes he is a pro at something but actually is not.
A Larson was walking through the street and realized how much of a scrub he had been through acting up at everyone.
#noob #idiot #lame #man #people
by Storyguide February 26, 2012
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