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

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 landmark decision shut down the trusty system across the South. Jerry Mitchell, ProPublica, "Lawmakers Refused to Increase an Infamous Prison’s Funding. Then, Chaos Erupted.," 12 Jan. 2020 Tips for identifying and appraising the trees, drilling holes, setting your taps, and hanging your trusty sap buckets will all be explained and demonstrated. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Are we too forgiving of the Bengals, Reds around here?," 9 Jan. 2020 Jerry was minding his own business back in 2001 in a tree stand on his buddie’s farm enjoying a Twinkie and some Mountain Dew with his trusty crossbow by his side. Pj Delhomme, Outdoor Life, "The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Whitetails of All Time," 1 Jan. 2020 Folks with that trusty Y chromosome don’t tend to get cellulite because their tissue is more interconnected, and doesn’t allow for large patches of fat to squeeze through. Sara Chodosh, Popular Science, "Want to get rid of cellulite? There’s only one thing worth trying.," 30 Dec. 2019 And yes, just like his trusty green concealer, Van Ness is insistent that the manicure stands for more than just a few swipes of paint. Rachel Lubitz, refinery29.com, "Why Jonathan Van Ness Wants More Men To Wear Nail Polish," 8 June 2019 Diego Velázquez’s Felipe IV a Caballo (Philip IV on Horseback), once featuring the Spanish royal in glorious regalia atop his trusty steed, now struggles to stay afloat amidst rising sea levels. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "See Four Spanish Masterpieces Updated to Reflect the Consequences of Climate Change," 10 Dec. 2019 Deciding to hang up his trusty sword — the mythical Green Destiny — legendary warrior Li Mu Bai (Yun-Fat) entrusts the ancient weapon to Yu Shu Lien (Yeoh), his equally skilled female partner in crime-fighting. Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon': THR's 2000 Review," 8 Dec. 2019 With him are his trusty golden retriever deputies, Mikey and Mitzi, and his chief of staff (and owner) Phyllis Mueller and her husband, Glenn Warren. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: A pooch in politics: Meet Idyllwild’s Mayor Max," 20 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun According to those documents, Watson was considered a trusty – a prisoner who has been given special privileges in return for good behavior. Phillip Jackson, USA TODAY, "Affidavit says fugitive Curtis Ray Watson strangled, sexually assaulted Tennessee corrections employee," 9 Aug. 2019 To create her expert cat eye flick, Demie picks us her trusty Pat McGrath liner. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Euphoria’s Alexa Demie Shares Her ’90s Glam Tutorial," 30 July 2019 As soon as the weather drops below 66 degrees, your trusty (faux) leather jacket is on repeat until the following July. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "15 Genius Ways You Should Be Wearing Your Leather Jacket for Fall," 12 July 2019 Sugar, Scodelario’s trusty, scruffy, adorable pet companion, gets a fair share of screen time, and to the movie’s credit [SPOILER ALERT], the pooch lives to tell the tale. Daniel Menegaz, EW.com, "Why Crawl is a better reptile monster movie than Godzilla: King of the Monsters," 12 July 2019 Tim Ryan, who also has silvery hair, is an Ohio congressman who may be better recognized wearing his trusty backwards hat. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "No One Could Tell All the White Guys Apart on the Democratic Debate Stage," 27 June 2019 For shoes, Cross chose sleek combat boots, as Beckham went for his trusty Vans, which were slightly dirtied. Vogue, "When 2 Become 1: Brooklyn Beckham and Hana Cross’s Couples Style Hits Peak Copycat," 10 Apr. 2019 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

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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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23 Jan 2020

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“Trusty.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trusty. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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More Definitions for trusty

trusty

adjective
How to pronounce trusty (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of trusty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: able to be depended on

trusty

noun
How to pronounce trusty (audio)

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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