Definition of scrub suit in US English:

scrub suit


North American
  • A hygienic outfit worn by surgeons and other surgical staff while performing or assisting at an operation.

    • ‘Our policy requires surgical team members to wear bouffant-style disposable hats and two-piece scrub suits.’
    • ‘Vets are being urged to adopt sterile operating conditions during surgery to reduce risks including gloves, masks and scrub suits, although they warn this is likely to increase the cost of care.’
    • ‘These are health care's only patented technology for distribution of scrub suits and linen in the hospital environment.’