Scrub

Neosense Word: n. A loser guy who is not worth your time, someone who is below your quality.

Example: ” Oh, what do you think of him?”

“He’s a scrub, you deserve better.”

General Denotation: v. To rub something hard in order to clean.

Etymology: Schrubben, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German in the 16th century.

Sociolectal Information: Made popular from 1999 R&B song “No Scrubs” by TLC. Still used to describe people, but not as much as it was before. Mostly used by the youth because the song was directed towards the newer generation when it came out.

Survival Predictions: Understood by most people, but is believed to have been from another time. Not going to be used much in the future because of the rapid evolution of slang in the present.

Lexopinions: Common knowledge, but not used me much. Perceived as out of date compared to the new words that are coined now for the same meaning.

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