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1rusty

adjective \ˈrəs-tē\
rust·i·errust·i·est

Definition of RUSTY

1
:  affected by or as if by rust; especially :  stiff with or as if with rust
2
:  inept and slow through lack of practice or old age
3
a :  of the color rust
b :  dulled in color or appearance by age and use <rusty old boots>
4
:  outmoded
5
rust·i·ly \-tə-lē\ adverb
rust·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun
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First Known Use of RUSTY

before 12th century

Rhymes with RUSTY

2rusty

adjective rus·ty \ˈrəs-tē\
rus·ti·errus·ti·est

Definition of RUSTY

chiefly dialect

Origin of RUSTY

alteration of restive
First Known Use: 1625
RUSTINESS Defined for Kids

rusty

adjective \ˈrə-stē\
rust·i·errust·i·est

Definition of RUSTY for Kids

1
:  affected by rust <a rusty nail>
2
:  less skilled and slow through lack of practice or use <Living alone on a mountain … your speaking voice gets rusty. — Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain>
rust·i·ness noun

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