adjective Archaic.

stunted; scrubby.

Origin of scrubbed

First recorded in 1590–1600; scrub2 + -ed3
Related formsun·scrubbed, adjectivewell-scrubbed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for well-scrubbed

Historical Examples of well-scrubbed

  • 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.


    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