adjective, rut·ti·er, rut·ti·est.

full of or abounding in ruts, as a road.

Origin of rutty

First recorded in 1590–1600; rut1 + -y1
Related formsrut·ti·ly, adverbrut·ti·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rutty

Historical Examples of rutty

  • She began to runand running was not easy in this rutty road.

  • So rutty was the earth that our wheels sank into it and our engine labored.

    The Firefly Of France

    Marion Polk Angellotti

  • The way became grass-grown and rutty, and I was obliged to drive slowly.

    The Lightning Conductor

    C. N. Williamson

  • He turned his attention again to the machine and the rutty way before him.


    Davis Brinton

  • She crossed it, entered a rutty cart-path, and was in the Edwards' woodland.

    Jerome, A Poor Man

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for rutty


adjective -tier or -tiest

full of ruts or holesa rutty track
Derived Formsruttily, adverbruttiness, noun
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