trusty

adjective
\ˈtrə-stē \
trustier; trustiest

Definition of trusty 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: trustworthy, dependable a trusty friend his trusty pocketknife

trusty

noun
\ˈtrə-stē also ˌtrə-ˈstē \
plural trusties

Definition of trusty (Entry 2 of 2)

: a trusty or trusted person specifically : a convict considered trustworthy and allowed special privileges

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Other Words from trusty

Adjective

trustiness noun

Examples of trusty in a Sentence

Adjective

movie cowboys always get on their trusty horses and ride off into the sunset

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

In particular, Netflix’s animated dark comedy BoJack Horseman features the only asexual character GLAAD’s study found on streaming platforms: Todd Chavez, BoJack’s trusty sidekick. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "2018 saw record growth in LGBTQ roles on television," 26 Oct. 2018 To get the perfect amount of hydration, Grace uses a trusty serum and moisturizer combination. Hannah Miller, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is How Supermodel Grace Elizabeth Gets Ready for the Biggest Fashion Party of the Year," 10 Sep. 2018 But there are, of course, plenty of amazing moisturizers and trusty primers that are far less expensive. Marci Robin, Allure, "Jaclyn Hill Preps Her Skin With a $500 Moisturizer and $200 Primer," 9 Sep. 2018 Carl wore glasses, suspenders, and carried his trusty inhaler. Kate Gardner, SELF, "Please Stop Giving All Nerdy Pop Culture Characters Asthma," 24 Aug. 2018 Brady’s trusty weapon, Julian Edelman, missed last season with a knee injury and will miss the first four games this year because of a violation of the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Eagles vs. Patriots: A Super Bowl (Preseason) Rematch," 15 Aug. 2018 The destruction of the trusty tool happens early in the film, but not before Mjolnir is given one last blaze of glory in the fiery realm of the gigantic demon Surtur. David Betancourt, chicagotribune.com, "You can now watch 'Thor: Ragnarok' at home: Here are 5 of the best moments," 8 Mar. 2018 About once a month, one of us takes out a trusty, crusty recorder and puts in a new tape. Eileen Sharkey, BostonGlobe.com, "In the age of Skype, we still keep in touch via cassette tape," 8 June 2018 Littlefield had a trusty utility knife, and the door possessed a thin section of partitioning that could be pried up by the workings of a blade. Paul Collins, BostonGlobe.com, "What lies in the lab: The gruesome murder at Harvard that transfixed New England," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The circular saw has got a 5,150 RPM motor and 0-50 degree bevel capacity, giving it the power and flexibility needed in a trusty saw. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Outfit Your Workbench With DeWalt's Woodworking Tool Sale," 21 Feb. 2018 When the temperatures inch toward 90 degrees, there’s nothing better to throw on than a trusty, breathable summer dress. Alice Bell, Vogue, "The 6 Simple Statement Dresses You Need This Summer," 27 June 2018 Trading in his favorite streetwear labels such as Fear of God, not to mention his trusty Saint Laurent heeled boots, he’s seemingly transformed from a streetwear-loving hypebeast to a grungier hippie (complete with Hawaiian print). Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Justin Bieber’s New Grungy Hippie Style Is Actually On-Trend," 30 June 2018 Sheriff Woody, standing nearly 20 feet tall, welcomes all to Toy Story Land by jauntily leaning on a tall assemblage of colorful wooden blocks, tipping his wide-brimmed hat to guests while holding onto his trusty lasso. Shelley Caran, ajc, "Everything you need to know about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios," 29 June 2018 Her trusty pup Fat Heath made sure the scary night wasn't worse. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Dog waits with missing 3-year-old in cornfield overnight until help arrives," 17 June 2018 Despite the photos' carefully composed appearance, Olic works without a tripod, guerrilla style, shooting hundreds of photographs a day with his trusty Nikon D700. Michael Hardy, WIRED, "Photographs of Buildings That Become Abstract Art," 24 May 2018 Trust us on this one: a pair of great work pants should be considered as essential as your trusty go-to denim. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Best Work Pants to Wear Right Now," 11 May 2018 Instead, Vela takes his first touch with his trusty left foot and stops on a dime. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "Masters of Modern Soccer: Chicharito and the Art of Mexico's Synchronization," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of trusty

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1570, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for trusty

trusty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of trusty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: able to be depended on

trusty

noun

English Language Learners Definition of trusty (Entry 2 of 2)

: a prisoner who is trusted and given special privileges because of good behavior

trusty

adjective
\ˈtrə-stē \
trustier; trustiest

Kids Definition of trusty

: worthy of being depended on

trusty

noun
\ˈtrəs-tē \
plural trusties

Legal Definition of trusty 

: a convict considered trustworthy and allowed special privileges

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