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

Definition of trusty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: trustworthy, dependable a trusty friend his trusty pocketknife


\ ˈtrə-stē How to pronounce trusty (audio) 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

Other Words from trusty


trustiness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for trusty

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 The word exfoliate goes hand in hand with self-tanning, which is why the bronze experts at St. Tropez developed this trusty mitt. Jillian Ruffo, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 July 2022 Whatever their week looks like, this trusty planner pad will help them keep track of all of their appointments, meetings and tasks. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 Pair it with your trusty black heels and a red lip, and strut out the door! Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 28 July 2022 The film’s latest advertisement, meanwhile, shows the Harry Potter star with his back to the viewer, trusty accordion under his arm and ready to take on the bright lights of Hollywood. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 27 July 2022 Aside from having all the right tools, one of the most important pieces of equipment to have on deck is a trusty ladder. Alyssa Brascia,, 22 July 2022 Easily convert your trusty summer hiking pole into a winter tool ideal for mountaineering, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing. Outside Online, 20 July 2022 Video games were a trusty cultural steward for a lot of their childhood, but both fellows now are more of dilettantes in the space. Wired, 19 July 2022 But there are certainly pros to it, too—including long-lasting smooth skin and the ease of using a high-tech looking device all over yourself (versus heating up wax or making an appointment with your trusty pro). Jillian Ruffo, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Naru, with the aid of her trusty and incredibly emotionally expressive dog, finally gets the chance to prove her warrior skills to her doubting tribe, or at least those members who are still alive. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Aug. 2022 Interesting choices like the New Orleans iced mocha, crafted with a housemade 20-hour cold brew, chicory, mocha and milk, plus trusty standbys like Vietnamese iced coffee and chai lattes await. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 1 Aug. 2022 The image of a trusty, bespectacled librarian managing a small internet community instead of Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg fully controlling a global, near-ubiquitous billion-dollar social network feels like a cool breeze over a hot garbage pit. Gabriel Nicholas, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 In 2019, she would rarely be photographed without her trusty lucite Yeezy heels. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 20 Mar. 2022 As the school teacher and trusty Mr. Hat are brainstorming, an Enrique Iglesias video starts playing, and Mr. Garrison is suddenly struck by the Spanish entertainer’s dancing. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2022 If large chunks of adhesive still remain on the nail, return to your trusty soaking dish; the buffer should be used only on a small amount of residual adhesive. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 11 Feb. 2022 And really, who doesn’t ride the subway without their trusty Taser these days? Caroline Spivack, Curbed, 3 Dec. 2021 Mike Hedrick, Pat Manning and your trusty scribe once drove to St. Louis for a stakes race at Fairmount Park because Fletcher was hoping to get bold type on one one of his horses. Wally Hall, Arkansas Online, 8 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of trusty


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1570, in the meaning defined above

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“Trusty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for trusty


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

Kids Definition of trusty

: worthy of being depended on


\ 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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