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

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 The whole campaign’s videotaped by Ferguson’s trusty cameraman, Don (McBride). Noel Murray, latimes.com, "Review: Awkward father-son bonding lacks punch in modest 'Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter'," 5 July 2018 They can be worn under your best suit or your trusty denim jacket. Max Berlinger, GQ, "17 Summer-Ready Popover Shirts You Can Buy Right Now," 20 June 2018 Everyone needs a trusty drill, and the best handling one out there is the DeWalt 20v impact hammer drill. Popular Mechanics Shop Team, Popular Mechanics, "Today's Best Deals: Our Favorite DeWalt Drill For Under $100," 7 June 2018 The trusty vacuum cleaner has long been a staple in any home storage closet. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "Google Doodle Honors the Inventor of the First Powered Vacuum Cleaner Hubert Cecil Booth," 5 July 2018 From Meghan Markle's dainty bracelets to Kate Middleton's trusty pair of boots, there's always a lot of chatter surrounding the royal family's fashion choices. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Why Prince Charles Always Wears a Ring on His Pinky," 5 July 2018 My old trusty gadget — used by yours truly when traveling and by the grandchildren, including the owner of said sticky fingerprints, most every other time — needed a good wiping down and sprucing up. Ana Veciana-suarez, miamiherald, "A simple Google search turned me into a germophobe," 2 July 2018 So without another networked Macintosh handy, trusty old FTP can bridge the gap between modern and vintage hardware. Chris Wilkinson, Ars Technica, "1990, meet 2018: How far does 20MHz of Macintosh IIsi power go today?," 1 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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The first known use of trusty was in the 14th century

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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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