[ truhs-tee ]
See synonyms for: trustytrustiertrustiesttrustily on

adjective,trust·i·er, trust·i·est.
  1. able to be trusted or relied on; trustworthy; reliable.

  2. Archaic. trustful.

noun,plural trust·ies.
  1. a person or thing that is trusted.

  2. 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

Other words from trusty

  • trust·i·ly, adverb
  • trust·i·ness, noun

Words that may be confused with trusty

Words Nearby trusty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trusty in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trusty


/ (ˈtrʌstɪ) /

adjectivetrustier or trustiest
  1. faithful or reliable

  2. archaic trusting

nounplural trusties
  1. someone who is trusted, esp a convict to whom special privileges are granted

Derived forms of trusty

  • trustily, adverb
  • trustiness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012