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[ruhs-tee] /ˈrʌs ti/
a male or female given name. Unabridged
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  • Id say that rustys trouble was an over-developed sense of humor.

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  • His eyes swept the grinning or amused faces of rustys companions.

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  • There were the usual scenes, so like rustys travesty that Dick had to smile.

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  • Fortunately, rustys prophecy proved false and there were plenty of vacancies.

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  • rustys innocent, uncomprehending expression remained and Dick began to think his suspicions wrong.

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British Dictionary definitions for rustys


adjective rustier, rustiest
covered with, affected by, or consisting of rust: a rusty machine, a rusty deposit
of the colour rust
discoloured by age: a rusty coat
(of the voice) tending to croak
old-fashioned in appearance; seemingly antiquated: a rusty old gentleman
out of practice; impaired in skill or knowledge by inaction or neglect
(of plants) affected by the rust fungus
Derived Forms
rustily, adverb
rustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for rustys



Old English rustig; see rust (n.) + -y (2). Cognate with Frisian roastich, Middle Dutch roestich, Dutch roestig, Old High German rostag, German rostig. "In the 16th and 17th centuries frequently used as a term of general disparagement" [OED]. Of bodily skills, "impaired by neglect," from c.1500; of mental qualities, accomplishments, etc., first attested 1796.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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