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rusty

adjective \ ˈrə-stē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rusty

rustier; rustiest
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

rustily

play \ˈrə-stə-lē\ adverb

rustiness

play \ˈrə-stē-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of rusty

before 12th century


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rusty

adjective rus·ty \ ˈrə-stē \

Definition of rusty

rustier; rustiest
chiefly dialectal

Origin and Etymology of rusty

alteration of restive


RUSTY Defined for Kids

rusty

adjective \ ˈrə-stē \

Definition of rusty for Students

rustier; rustiest
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

rustiness

noun


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