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dusty

[duhs-tee] /ˈdʌs ti/
adjective, dustier, dustiest.
1.
filled, covered, or clouded with or as with dust.
2.
of the nature of dust; powdery.
3.
of the color of dust; having a grayish cast.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see dust, -y1
Related forms
dustily, adverb
dustiness, noun
undusty, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un dusty

dusty

/ˈdʌstɪ/
adjective dustier, dustiest
1.
covered with or involving dust
2.
like dust in appearance or colour
3.
(of a colour) tinged with grey; pale: dusty pink
4.
a dusty answer, an unhelpful or bad-tempered reply
5.
(informal) not so dusty, not too bad; fairly well: often in response to the greeting how are you?
Derived Forms
dustily, adverb
dustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un dusty

dusty

adj.

early 13c., from dust + -y (2). Related: Dustiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for un dusty

dusty

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Dusty

noun
  1. A common nickname for a person named Rhodes, Rhoades, Rodes, etc
  2. A nickname for a short person, a ''dusty butt'' (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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