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scrubbed

[skruhb-id]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. stunted; scrubby.

Origin of scrubbed

First recorded in 1590–1600; scrub2 + -ed3
Related formsun·scrubbed, adjectivewell-scrubbed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-scrubbed

Historical Examples

  • Andy looked as well-scrubbed and innocent as a perfect angel.

    Jerry's Charge Account

    Hazel Hutchins Wilson

  • The kid he found there was well-scrubbed, black, in his twenties, and smiling amiably.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • It is by this well-scrubbed table, in this kitchen, that our biographies are to be written.

    Six to Sixteen

    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • It has no carpet, but it is white as well-scrubbed wood could well be.

    Hodge and His Masters

    Richard Jefferies

  • But over all there hovered that sense of well-scrubbed cleanliness which comes from the touch of a native military servant.

    From One Generation to Another

    Henry Seton Merriman