What does Rusty mean?

Definitions for Rusty
ˈrʌs tirusty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Rusty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rustyadjective

    covered with or consisting of rust

    "a rusty machine"; "rusty deposits"

  2. rust, rusty, rust-brownadjective

    of the brown color of rust

  3. out of practice(p), rustyadjective

    impaired in skill by neglect

  4. hoary, rustyadjective


    "hoary jokes"


  1. rustyadjective

    Affected by rust.

  2. rustyadjective

    Of the rust color, reddish or reddish-brown.

  3. rustyadjective

    Having red or reddish-brown hair.

  4. rustyadjective

    Lacking recent experience, out of practice, especially with respect to a skill or activity.

  5. rustyadjective

    discolored and rancid; reasty

    rusty bacon

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rustyadjective

    Etymology: from rust.

    After a long calm of peace, he was left engaged in a war with a rusty sword and empty purse. James Howell.

    Part scour the rusty shields with seam, and part
    New grind the blunted ax. John Dryden, Æneis.

    Hector, in his dull and long continued truce,
    Is rusty grown. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rusty

    covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat

  2. Rusty

    impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect

  3. Rusty

    discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon

  4. Rusty

    surly; morose; crusty; sullen

  5. Rusty

    rust-colored; dark

  6. Rusty

    discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy

  7. Rusty

    resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous

  8. Etymology: [AS. rustig.]


  1. Rusty

    Rusty is a Canadian alternative rock band formed in 1994 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band earned a 1996 Juno Award nomination in the category Best Alternative Album for Fluke.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rusty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rusty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Rusty in a Sentence

  1. Grigor Dimitrov:

    I was a bit rusty obviously and need to brush up on a few things and come back and get a bit better, i just want to play as many matches as possible on grass. It's a tough field here and you have to be on the edge every single round.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    She told me that a friend of hers had heard of me and exclaimed “he’s disturbing to read.” now i like that – “disturbing to read: -- like popping pills or pushing the plunger down, like big knives and rusty razors. i’m fucking disturbing – let me disturb you too

  3. Larry Sabato:

    Hillary Clinton, I think, has proven that when you're off the trail for a while, you come back rusty, she certainly came back rusty on that book tour.

  4. Sheila Hatfield:

    I just looked down and I saw this old rusty washer covered in gunk and I’m like, 'ew!'.

  5. Gordon Sondlund:

    Every day that goes by, he's getting better at what he does. It's like riding a bicycle, it comes back, the very first few events he might have been a bit rusty, but he's improved exponentially at each event.

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