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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

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

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.

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

We need to work to keep from getting rusty.
Jesse Stone

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
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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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