trusty

1 of 2

adjective

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

trusty

2 of 2

noun

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

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
The source: My trusty spreadsheet looked at the California Association of Realtors report, which says the statewide median price for an existing single-family house reached $904,210 in April. Jonathan Lansner, Orange County Register, 21 May 2024 One of the most promising ways forward involves processing information not with trusty electrons, which have dominated computing for over 50 years, but instead using the flow of photons, minuscule packets of light. Quanta Magazine, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for trusty 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trusty was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Trusty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trusty. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

trusty

1 of 2 adjective
trustier; trustiest
: trustworthy, reliable
a Boy Scout's trusty pocketknife

trusty

2 of 2 noun
ˈtrəs-tē How to pronounce trusty (audio)
 also ˌtrəs-​  ˈtē
plural trusties
: a convict considered trustworthy and allowed special privileges

Legal Definition

trusty

noun
plural trusties
: a convict considered trustworthy and allowed special privileges

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