trusty

adjective
\ ˈtrə-stē How to pronounce trusty (audio) \
trustier; trustiest

Definition of trusty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: trustworthy, dependable a trusty friend his trusty pocketknife

trusty

noun
\ ˈtrə-stē also ˌtrə-ˈstē How to pronounce trusty (audio) \
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

Synonyms & Antonyms for trusty

Synonyms: Adjective

calculable, dependable, good, reliable, responsible, safe, secure, solid, steady, sure, tried, tried-and-true, true, trustable, trustworthy

Antonyms: Adjective

dodgy [chiefly British], uncertain, undependable, unreliable, unsafe, untrustworthy

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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

Below, our trusty experts recommend five bottles to drink this summer. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, "Want bubbles this summer? Try these 5 Spanish cavas that Dallas sommeliers love," 6 June 2019 Mosely was attempting to get into her car when Gainey, a former high school softball player, attempted to confront the suspect brandishing her trusty baseball bat. Fox News, "Naked intruder grabs hammer, terrorizes California woman and twin daughters," 5 June 2019 And a quick application of tinted moisturizer followed by my trusty concealer stick just didn’t cut it any more. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "4 Tips for Putting on Makeup When You Have Psoriasis on Your Face," 24 May 2019 Meghan chose to style the coat with her trusty black Aquazzura bow pumps and a simple small clutch, as well as her go-to effortless up-do hairstyle. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wore a Very Kate Middleton-esque, Green Embellished Erdem Coat," 11 Mar. 2019 Next, combine 2 tablespoons baking soda with 2 cups of water, mix it up, and pour it into that trusty spray bottle. Cate Geiger, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Black Mold Naturally," 23 May 2019 Until recently, investors saw smaller companies as a trusty shield against trade tensions. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "In a Trade Fight, Small Could Be Beautiful Again," 22 May 2019 In the adventure film that's breaking box office records, Kathryn portrays Lucy Stevens, an aspiring journalist investigating a major story with her trusty Psyduck at her side. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Kathryn Newton on How She'd Survive "The Society" and Channeling Jigglypuff on the "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" Red Carpet," 14 May 2019 Using pancakes, drugstore diamonds, and a trusty eyebrow pencil, Camila has more than proved her status as a certified style icon. Teen Vogue, "The Style Evolution of Camila Mendes," 1 May 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

For shoes, Cross chose sleek combat boots, as Beckham went for his trusty Vans, which were slightly dirtied. Vogue, "When 2 Become 1: Brooklyn Beckham and Hana Cross’s Couples Style Hits Peak Copycat," 10 Apr. 2019 But after hundreds of thousands of words, my trusty Model M still has some good years in it—if not decades. Iljitsch Van Beijnum, Ars Technica, "Why I use a 20-year-old IBM Model M keyboard," 8 Nov. 2018 Plus, for now at least, most laptops and desktop PCs haven’t followed smartphones in murdering the trusty headphone jack en masse. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office," 19 Nov. 2018 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

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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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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)

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

trusty

adjective
\ ˈtrə-stē How to pronounce trusty (audio) \
trustier; trustiest

Kids Definition of trusty

: worthy of being depended on

trusty

noun
\ ˈtrəs-tē How to pronounce trusty (audio) \
plural trusties

Legal Definition of trusty

: a convict considered trustworthy and allowed special privileges

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