- a male or female given name.
Examples from the Web for rustys
Id say that Rustys trouble was an over-developed sense of humor.
His eyes swept the grinning or amused faces of Rustys companions.
There were the usual scenes, so like Rustys travesty that Dick had to smile.
Fortunately, Rustys prophecy proved false and there were plenty of vacancies.
Rustys innocent, uncomprehending expression remained and Dick began to think his suspicions wrong.
- covered with, affected by, or consisting of rusta rusty machine; a rusty deposit
- of the colour rust
- discoloured by agea rusty coat
- (of the voice) tending to croak
- old-fashioned in appearance; seemingly antiquateda rusty old gentleman
- out of practice; impaired in skill or knowledge by inaction or neglect
- (of plants) affected by the rust fungus
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.