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trusty

adjective \ ˈtrə-stē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of trusty

trustier; trustiest
: trustworthy, dependable
  • a trusty friend
  • his trusty pocketknife

trustiness

noun

Examples of trusty in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of trusty

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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trusty

noun \ ˈtrə-stē also ˌtrə-ˈstē \

Definition of trusty

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

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First Known Use of trusty

1570

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TRUSTY Defined for English Language Learners

trusty

Definition of trusty for English Language Learners

  • : able to be depended on


trusty

Definition of trusty for English Language Learners

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


TRUSTY Defined for Kids

trusty

adjective \ ˈtrə-stē \

Definition of trusty for Students

trustier; trustiest
: worthy of being depended on

Law Dictionary

trusty

noun \ ˈtrəs-tē \

legal Definition of trusty

plural trusties
: a convict considered trustworthy and allowed special privileges


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