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

In On Saturday Night, why not take that to its logical conclusion with a trusty Lifetime melodrama? Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "The Weekender: Hard bops, soft fruits, honeybees, and ‘The Donkey Show’," 5 Sep. 2019 All the other shooters for the most part still used the trusty Speed Graphic. Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times, "In 52 years at The Seattle Times, photographer Greg Gilbert has seen it all. But he wants to see more.," 31 July 2019 Gamers, meanwhile, will be thrilled to finally see a live-action Roach, trusty steed of Geralt. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Netflix's The Witcher reveals new look at Henry Cavill, now with more horse," 16 July 2019 Witcher fans can even name their car Roach, Weber joked, Geralt or Rivia's trusty steed. Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Cyberpunk 2077' Gameplay Footage Showcases Brutal, Beautiful Dystopia," 30 Aug. 2019 For much of the book Lurie takes cover in the camel corps — led by a charming Turk named Hadji Ali — and bonds with his trusty camel Burke. Ryan Chapman, Longreads, "‘Nobody in This Book Is Going to Catch a Break’: Téa Obreht on “Inland”," 28 Aug. 2019 Bantu Knots This trusty hack has been around for hundreds of years and for good reason. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Best Tutorials for How to Curl Short Hair," 19 Aug. 2019 Nine times out of 10, my lovely assistant for this magic act of zhuzh is a trusty spray bottle filled with warm water and a few pumps of conditioner, but this combination isn’t always super practical, and definitely has its drawbacks. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "This Dry Shampoo Spray is a Godsend for Second Day Curls," 16 Aug. 2019 Die and the world resets, putting our trusty teenage hero at the start to venture back into the wasteland on a mission to restore life and power. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, "What to Play: ‘Rad’ takes us to a retro-future fun place — the post-post-apocalypse," 15 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

To create her expert cat eye flick, Demie picks us her trusty Pat McGrath liner. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Euphoria’s Alexa Demie Shares Her ’90s Glam Tutorial," 30 July 2019 As soon as the weather drops below 66 degrees, your trusty (faux) leather jacket is on repeat until the following July. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "15 Genius Ways You Should Be Wearing Your Leather Jacket for Fall," 12 July 2019 Sugar, Scodelario’s trusty, scruffy, adorable pet companion, gets a fair share of screen time, and to the movie’s credit [SPOILER ALERT], the pooch lives to tell the tale. Daniel Menegaz, EW.com, "Why Crawl is a better reptile monster movie than Godzilla: King of the Monsters," 12 July 2019 Tim Ryan, who also has silvery hair, is an Ohio congressman who may be better recognized wearing his trusty backwards hat. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "No One Could Tell All the White Guys Apart on the Democratic Debate Stage," 27 June 2019 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

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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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