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 sceub is a special kind of person, who is the most annoying type of person you can ever imagine. their logic and way of thinking is just unreal. when you are talking about scrubs, you are often reffering to a person called jacob ougaard, and he is the ultimate scrub-god
you are the new jacob ougaard
you're the biggest scrub ever
by scrub-king May 25, 2016
A scrub is someone who lacks skill in some type of game or sports
Bryan is a Scrub at basketball.
by scrubnugget619 February 28, 2015
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!
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.
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.
by the derpanator January 23, 2014
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