rusty
I. adjective (rustier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. affected by or as if by rust; especially stiff with or as if with rust 2. inept and slow through lack of practice or old age 3. a. of the color rust b. dulled in color or appearance by age and use <
rusty old boots
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4. outmoded 5. hoarse, gratingrustily adverbrustiness noun II. adjective (rustier; -est) Etymology: alteration of restive Date: 1625 chiefly dialect ill-natured, surly

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