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trusty

[truhs-tee] /ˈtrʌs ti/
adjective, trustier, trustiest.
1.
able to be trusted or relied on; trustworthy; reliable.
2.
Archaic. trustful.
noun, plural trusties.
3.
a person or thing that is trusted.
4.
a well-behaved and trustworthy convict to whom special privileges are granted.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see trust, -y1
Related forms
trustily, adverb
trustiness, noun
Can be confused
executor, trustee, trusty.
trustee, trusty.
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Examples for trusty
  • And this weekend, her husband and a couple of trusty friends killed him.
  • But it would take a particularly enthusiastic math teacher to think of these trusty workhorses as beautiful.
  • We believe that the data of the experiment is reasonable, and so is trusty.
  • Trackless sands, trusty camels, and a trove of prehistoric art.
  • Company accounts, once a trusty guide, were ill-equipped to measure the strange things going on in the new economy.
  • Their trusty, money-making formula has been blown up by real-world events, and it's all about to come down.
  • Even the best decisions and policies fail to win public approval if they are not delivered by a trusty figure.
  • It will be a harsher world getting ephemerides without his trusty name attached.
  • Turns out our trusty phones may be making us sick in a more direct way: by spreading bacteria in hospitals.
  • Yet even that trusty indicator can't tell you the precise time to jump in.
British Dictionary definitions for trusty

trusty

/ˈtrʌstɪ/
adjective trustier, trustiest
1.
faithful or reliable
2.
(archaic) trusting
noun (pl) trusties
3.
someone who is trusted, esp a convict to whom special privileges are granted
Derived Forms
trustily, adverb
trustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for trusty
adj.

early 13c., "trusting," from trust (n.) + -y (2); meaning "reliable, to be counted on" is from early 14c. The noun meaning "a prisoner granted special privileges as reward for good conduct" is first attested 1855.

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