What does rusty mean?

Definitions for rusty
ˈrʌs tirusty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rusty.

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. Rudyard Kipling:

    There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.

  2. Novak Djokovic:

    At the beginning of the match I think we were both a bit rusty. I think he had more chances in the opening two or three service games of mine but I just managed to make the crucial break, that was the turning point, going up 3-2 in the first set. Then I was in control.

  3. Andy Vanecek:

    I was outside in the water, throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip, and then I found some kind of stick, i picked it up and was going to drop it back in the water, but it had a handle, and I saw that it was a little bit pointy at the end and all rusty. I held it up in the air and I said' Daddy, I found a sword !' When he saw that it bent and was rusty, he came running up and took it.

  4. 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.

  5. Josh Smith:

    I'm definitely a little rusty but it felt natural out there, it felt natural being around my teammates and being able to play in the same system.

Images & Illustrations of rusty

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