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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
Related formstrust·i·ly, adverbtrust·i·ness, noun
Can be confusedexecutor trustee trustytrustee trusty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for trusty

faithful, credible, dependable, reliable

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adjective trustier or trustiest
  1. faithful or reliable
  2. archaic trusting
noun plural trusties
  1. someone who is trusted, esp a convict to whom special privileges are granted
Derived Formstrustily, adverbtrustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for trusty

early 13c., "trusting," from trust (n.) + -y (2); meaning "reliable, to be counted on" is from early 14c. The noun meaning "a prisoner granted special privileges as reward for good conduct" is first attested 1855.

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