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surgical scrubs 

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surgical scrubs

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A popular term for wearing apparel consisting of a short-sleeved shirt and drawstring pants, classically worn by those daring men1 of action, the surgeons and OR staff. Scrubs are usually cotton or cotton/polyester and often faded Kelly green2

1Yes…yes…and women 2Hence the common synonym, greens, but may also be beige, blue, magenta, purple, und so weiter. While scrubs should be reserved for the OR, use during bloody procedures, and whilst sleeping on call, they are ultra-chic and worn everywhere. They serve as:

• Babe magnets for young doctors looking for nudge, nudge, wink, wink, and

• Bull’s eyes for JAPs* looking to marry a doctor

*Jewish-American Princesses…often from Brooklyn…or Long Island in a pinch

Synonym Scrubs 

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