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Definition of Rusty


  1. Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat.
  2. Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect.
  3. Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon.
  4. Surly; morose; crusty; sullen.
  5. Rust-colored; dark.
  6. Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy.
  7. Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.

Rusty Quotations

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
John Cheever

As for my stuff, I'm just doing guest verses for other people's records. I try to stay recording, because if I don't, I get rusty.

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Walter Scott

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
Robert Hughes

I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes.
Augusten Burroughs
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Rusty Translations

rusty in Danish is rusten
rusty in Dutch is roestig
rusty in French is rubigineux
rusty in German is rostig
rusty in Italian is rugginoso
rusty in Portuguese is oxidado
rusty in Spanish is herrumbroso, mohoso
rusty in Swedish is rostig
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