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

International Women's Day Courtesy Large and in charge! Replace your trusty jean jacket with an XL denim vest. Zanna Roberts Rassi, Marie Claire, "How to Style Vests, Your New Spring Wardrobe Staple," 28 Feb. 2019 Armed with her trusty briefcase of paint swatches and a knack for finding thrift-store gems, Brown created rooms that prove just how livable even the boldest color combinations can be. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Katie Brown's Connecticut House Has All the Color Inspiration You Need," 2 Feb. 2019 As of this writing, two Suite Life stars have commented on the design, giving it their approval: Adrian R'Mante‏ (Esteban Julió Ricardo Montoya de la Rosa Ramírez) and Brian Stepanek (Arwin Hochauser), the Tipton Hotel's most trusty employees. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "College RA Turns Dorm Floor into a "Suite Life" Paradise to Honor Dylan and Cole Sprouse," 17 Jan. 2019 Mikael Schulz The thing no one wants to say about the trusty, versatile, eternally chic LBD is that a close synonym is boring. Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "How to Make Your Boring LBD Feel New Again," 16 Nov. 2018 Borrallo, has been the trusty nanny for the Cambridge children since 2014, when Prince George was only eight months old, according to Town and Country. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why the Royal Family Is Laughing in Prince Charles' Birthday Portraits," 20 Nov. 2018 The other controversial change: the trusty home button, with its Touch ID fingerprint reader, is gone. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Seattle Times, "IPhone XR: The best $250 you ever saved on a new phone," 23 Oct. 2018 Time to get creative, practice your updos, and invest in some trusty oils to get the kind of chic, heat-free styles spotted recently at the Cannes Film Festival. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "The Best Hairstyles At Cannes Don't Require Any Hot Tools," 14 May 2018 In particular, Netflix’s animated dark comedy BoJack Horseman features the only asexual character GLAAD’s study found on streaming platforms: Todd Chavez, BoJack’s trusty sidekick. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "2018 saw record growth in LGBTQ roles on television," 26 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 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

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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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