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 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

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Other Words from trusty

Adjective

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 Star-Lord will always have his trusty tape-recorder on hand to play music, and players can access tracks aboard the Milano. Nick Romano, EW.com, 13 June 2021 Lisey Landon is driving home with her trusty shovel and a police escort when her sister Darla calls. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 11 June 2021 Once found in virtually every office across the globe, the trusty typewriter is all but extinct. CNN, 9 June 2021 Don’t feel pressured to switch from your trusty skinnies to low-rise jeans, the next denim trend flickering on TikTok and on trendsetters like model Bella Hadid. Rory Satran, WSJ, 5 June 2021 Sure, there's the trusty wedding hashtag, photo stream, or millions of links with photos that take just about forever to download. Greta Good, Chron, 2 June 2021 The Lego games can be played alone, but the player is always followed by a trusty second character, ready to help out. Joe Molander, Wired, 29 May 2021 Grab your trusty jean jacket to polish off the look. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 14 May 2021 The films have gotten bigger and, lately, much better: trusty pieces of joy hardware, with old-fashioned stunts and a dedication to kinetic clarity matched by spiraling twist-inside-a-twist plots. Darren Franich, EW.com, 21 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Billingsley, who was 12 years old at the time of filming, recalled being given real chewing tobacco for a scene in which Ralphie fantasizes about saving his family, cowboy-style, with his trusty BB gun. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, 15 Dec. 2020 On July 11, 1934, after fleeing once again, she was shot dead by prison trusty Frank Martin. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, 11 Oct. 2020 This trusty, lightweight grill was the previous winner in our roundup of the best portable grills and was only recently beat by the Weber Q 1200 ($209). Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020 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, 30 Apr. 2020 If dad would love a trusty, lightweight grill to bring on all of life's great adventures, look no further than the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 1 June 2020 There are beauty products that are strictly utilitarian, like a trusty . Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 May 2020 In time for Holy Week, his trusty iPad got a welcome companion: a stand that will keep the image from shaking. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, 11 Apr. 2020 William Moon was standing on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday, his trusty Canon 80D camera at the ready as President Trump alighted from Marine One, the presidential helicopter. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2020

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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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18 Jun 2021

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“Trusty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trusty. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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