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Definition of "rusty" []

  • Covered with rust; corroded. (adjective)
  • Consisting of or produced by rust. (adjective)
  • Of a yellowish-red or brownish-red color. (adjective)
  • Working or operating stiffly or incorrectly because of or as if because of rust. (adjective)
  • Weakened or impaired by neglect, disuse, or lack of practice. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rusty" in a sentence
  • "That's probably what they call a rusty car or a banger or something."
  • "This week's aptitude test might be a little easy today, since I'm a little rusty from the ol 'vaca."
  • "The XR 10 and 12 in rusty crawdad and perch also worked great."