[ truhs-tee ]
/ ˈtrʌs ti /

adjective, trust·i·er, trust·i·est.

able to be trusted or relied on; trustworthy; reliable.
Archaic. trustful.

noun, plural trust·ies.

a person or thing that is trusted.
a well-behaved and trustworthy convict to whom special privileges are granted.

Origin of trusty

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at trust, -y1

Related forms

trust·i·ly, adverbtrust·i·ness, noun

Can be confused

executor trustee trustytrustee trusty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trustiness


/ (ˈtrʌstɪ) /

adjective trustier or trustiest

faithful or reliable
archaic trusting

noun plural trusties

someone who is trusted, esp a convict to whom special privileges are granted

Derived Forms

trustily, adverbtrustiness, noun
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