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rusty

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[ ruhs-tee ]
/ ˈrʌs ti /
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adjective, rust·i·er, rust·i·est.

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Origin of rusty

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before 900; Middle English rusti,Old English rūstig; seerust, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM rusty

rust·i·ly, adverbrust·i·ness, noun

Definition for rusty (2 of 3)

rusty2
[ ruhs-tee ]
/ ˈrʌs ti /

adjective, rust·i·er, rust·i·est.

restive; stubborn: a rusty horse.
Chiefly Dialect. ill-tempered; cross.

Origin of rusty

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1555–65; apparently special use of rusty1; but compare obsolete restyrestive

Definition for rusty (3 of 3)

Rusty
[ ruhs-tee ]
/ ˈrʌs ti /

noun

a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for rusty

rusty
/ (ˈrʌstɪ) /

adjective rustier or rustiest

Derived forms of rusty

rustily, adverbrustiness, noun
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