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rusty

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adjective \ˈrəs-tē\

Definition of rusty

rustierrustiest

  1. 1 :  affected by or as if by rust; especially :  stiff with or as if with rust

  2. 2 :  inept and slow through lack of practice or old age

  3. 3 a :  of the color rust b :  dulled in color or appearance by age and use <rusty old boots>

  4. 4 :  outmoded

  5. 5 :  hoarse, grating

rustily play \-tə-lē\ adverb
rustiness play \-tē-nəs\ noun


Before 12th Century

First Known Use of rusty

before 12th century

Rhymes with rusty


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rusty

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adjective rus·ty \ˈrəs-tē\

Definition of rusty

rustierrustiest

chiefly dialect

  1. :  ill-natured, surly



Origin of rusty

alteration of restive


First Known Use: 1625


RUSTY Defined for Kids

rusty

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adjective \ˈrə-stē\

Definition of rusty for Students

rustierrustiest

  1. 1 :  affected by rust <a rusty nail>

  2. 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>

rustiness noun




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