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

  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. Origin: [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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How to pronounce rusty?

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How to say rusty in sign language?

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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. Irish Proverb:

    May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

  2. Allyson Felix:

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

  3. Nathan Adrian:

    Feeling a little rusty this morning, trying to get back into the meet after a late night.

  4. Sheila Hatfield:

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

  5. Walter Scott:

    A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.

Images & Illustrations of rusty

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