[ skruhb-id ]
See synonyms for scrubbed on
  1. stunted; scrubby.

Origin of scrubbed

First recorded in 1590–1600; scrub2 + -ed3

Other words from scrubbed

  • un·scrubbed, adjective
  • well-scrubbed, adjective

Words Nearby scrubbed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scrubbed in a sentence

  • Now, neither boys nor monkeys relish being scrubbed, so Woot shrank away from the energetic girl, trembling fearfully.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • She looked at her hands and straightway she fell to scrubbing them with soap as she had never scrubbed them before.

  • Then Sammy knew why Dad had scrubbed the cabin floor, and what the three men who talked so low had been doing in the other room.

    The Shepherd of the Hills | Harold Bell Wright
  • Hollister soaped and scrubbed to clean his hands and face of the sweat and dirt of his day's labor.

    The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The china parts should be scrubbed thoroughly with soap and one of the long-handled brushes made for this purpose.