rusty

1 [ruhs-tee]
adjective, rustier, rustiest.
1.
covered with or affected by rust.
2.
consisting of or produced by rust.
3.
of or tending toward the color rust; rust-colored.
4.
faded or shabby; impaired by time or wear, as clothes or drapery.
5.
impaired through disuse or neglect: My Latin is rusty.
6.
having lost agility or alertness; out of practice: I am a bit rusty at tennis.
7.
(of a sound) grating or harsh.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English rusti, Old English rūstig; see rust, -y1

rustily, adverb
rustiness, noun
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rusty

2 [ruhs-tee]
adjective, rustier, rustiest.
1.
restive; stubborn: a rusty horse.
2.
Chiefly Dialect. ill-tempered; cross.

Origin:
1555–65; apparently special use of rusty1; but compare obsolete resty restive

Rusty

[ruhs-tee]
noun
a male or female given name.
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rusty (ˈrʌstɪ)
 
adj , rustier, rustiest
1.  covered with, affected by, or consisting of rust: a rusty machine; a rusty deposit
2.  of the colour rust
3.  discoloured by age: a rusty coat
4.  (of the voice) tending to croak
5.  old-fashioned in appearance; seemingly antiquated: a rusty old gentleman
6.  out of practice; impaired in skill or knowledge by inaction or neglect
7.  (of plants) affected by the rust fungus
 
'rustily
 
adv
 
'rustiness
 
n

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rusty
O.E. rustig, from rust (see rust). Cf. Fris. roastich, M.Du. roestich, O.H.G. rostag, Ger. rostig. "In the 16th and 17th centuries frequently used as a term of general disparagement" [OED]. Of skills, accomplishments, etc., first attested 1796.
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Example sentences for Rusty
It is smaller than the nominate subspecies, and the underside usually has rusty hue.
Elvis lived there briefly and formed his first band, a folk duo named rusty.
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