trusty

  • 1 Trusty — Trust y, a. [Compar. {Trustier}; superl. {Trustiest}.] 1. Admitting of being safely trusted; justly deserving confidence; fit to be confided in; trustworthy; reliable. [1913 Webster] Your trusty and most valiant servitor. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 trusty — / trəs tē/ n pl trust·ies: a convict considered trustworthy and allowed special privileges Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. trusty …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 trusty — (adj.) early 13c., trusting, from TRUST (Cf. trust); 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 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 trusty — trustworthy, tried, *reliable, dependable Analogous words: *faithful, staunch, steadfast, constant …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 trusty — ► ADJECTIVE (trustier, trustiest) archaic or humorous ▪ reliable or faithful …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 trusty — [trus′tē] adj. trustier, trustiest 1. that can be relied upon; dependable; trustworthy 2. obs. var. of TRUSTFUL n. pl. trusties ☆ a trusted person; specif., a convict granted special privileges as a trustworthy person SYN. RELIABLE trustily …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Trusty — For the aircraft, see Consolidated PT 1 Infobox Musical artist Name = Trusty Img capt = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Little Rock, Arkansas, United States Instrument = Genre = Punk Years active = 1989–1998 Label = Dischord Max… …

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  • 8 trusty — I. adjective (trustier; est) Date: 14th century trustworthy, dependable < a trusty friend > < his trusty pocketknife > • trustiness noun II. noun (plura …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 trusty — trust|y1 [ˈtrʌsti] adj [only before noun] old fashioned a trusty weapon, vehicle, animal etc is one that you have had for a long time and can depend on often used humorously = ↑reliable ▪ He had his trusty old penknife with him. trusty 2 trusty2… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 trusty — adjective (only before noun) old use or humorous a trusty weapon, vehicle, animal etc is one that you have had for a long time and can depend on: his trusty sword | My trusty old car will get us home …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 trusty — UK [ˈtrʌstɪ] / US adjective Word forms trusty : adjective trusty comparative trustier superlative trustiest humorous used for describing a person or thing that you have known or had for a long time and can depend on his trusty typewriter …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Trusty — This is a late medieval occupation descriptive name given to a professional witness, in effect an early Solicitor, the name deriving from the Olde French Attester one who testifies or vouches for a contract or agreement. The modern spellings are… …

    Surnames reference

  • 13 trusty — [[t]trʌ̱sti[/t]] ADJ GRADED: ADJ n Trusty things, animals, or people are reliable and have always worked well in the past. She still drives her trusty black Corvette. Syn: faithful …

    English dictionary

  • 14 trusty — un·trusty; trusty; …

    English syllables

  • 15 trusty — adj. & n. adj. (trustier, trustiest) 1 archaic or joc. trustworthy (a trusty steed). 2 archaic loyal (to a sovereign) (my trusty subjects). n. (pl. ies) a prisoner who is given special privileges for good behaviour. Derivatives: trustily adv.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 trusty — trust|y [ trʌsti ] adjective HUMOROUS used for describing a thing or person you have had or known for a long time and can depend on: his trusty typewriter …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 trusty — adjective (trustier, trustiest) archaic or humorous reliable or faithful: their trusty steeds. noun (plural trusties) a prisoner who is given special privileges or responsibilities in return for good behaviour. Derivatives trustily adverb… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 trusty — adjective a cowboy and his trusty horse Syn: reliable, dependable, trustworthy, unfailing, fail safe, trusted, tried and true; loyal, faithful, true, staunch, steadfast, constant, unswerving, unwavering Ant: unreliable …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 trusty — [ˈtrʌsti] adj humorous a trusty person or possession is one that you know that you can depend on …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 trusty — trustworthy / trusty [adj] reliable, believable accurate, always there*, authentic, authoritative, convincing, credible, dependable, ethical, exact, honest, honorable, kosher*, levelheaded, mature, on the level*, on up and up*, open, plausible,… …

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