rut·​ty ˈrə-tē How to pronounce rutty (audio)
ruttier; ruttiest
: full of ruts

Examples of rutty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The roads were too rutty for the other guests to complete their transit, and the storm clouds above had stopped all domestic air transfers as well. Brandon Presser, Vogue, 23 Jan. 2023 Even for bikers who over-brake in rough, rutty, and technical sections of trail, the footage won’t make anyone nauseated. Andy Cochrane, Outside Online, 17 Oct. 2021 Surface at Garden was far from ideal When a Zamboni took its first laps around an NHL arena, at Boston Garden in the fall of 1954, players might have scoffed that nothing man-made could help the wretched, rutty surface. Matt Porter,, 29 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rutty was in 1596

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“Rutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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