What does rusty mean?

Definitions for rusty
ˈrʌs tirusty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rusty(adj)

    covered with or consisting of rust

    "a rusty machine"; "rusty deposits"

  2. rust, rusty, rust-brown(adj)

    of the brown color of rust

  3. out of practice(p), rusty(adj)

    impaired in skill by neglect

  4. hoary, rusty(adj)


    "hoary jokes"


  1. rusty(Adjective)

    Affected by rust.

  2. rusty(Adjective)

    Of the rust color, reddish or reddish-brown.

  3. rusty(Adjective)

    Having red or reddish-brown hair.

  4. rusty(Adjective)

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

  5. rusty(Adjective)

    discolored and rancid; reasty

    rusty bacon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rusty

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

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  2. Rusty

    impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  3. Rusty

    discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  4. Rusty

    surly; morose; crusty; sullen

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  5. Rusty

    rust-colored; dark

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  6. Rusty

    discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  7. Rusty

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

    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. Sheila Hatfield:

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

  2. James Clapper:

    I prefer to remember Rusty Giuliani that way than the way Rusty Giuliani's conducting Rusty Giuliani now.

  3. Allyson Felix:

    It was rusty, but kind of expected since I haven't raced in a long time.

  4. Rory McIlroy:

    I guess after coming off a three-week break, and then felt a little ... I wouldn't say rusty, but just not quite on top of my game yesterday, and then today, I felt like I was trying to get something going and couldn't. Coming off three weeks off and playing in conditions like these, it sort of shows you where you're game is at. Just got to regroup and put some work in and get ready for Miami next week.

  5. Irish Proverb:

    May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

Images & Illustrations of rusty

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