Meaning of rusty

rust•y

Pronunciation: (rus'tē), [key]
— rust•i•er, rust•i•est.
  1. covered with or affected by rust.
  2. consisting of or produced by rust.
  3. of or tending toward the color rust; rust-colored.
  4. faded or shabby; impaired by time or wear, as clothes or drapery.
  5. impaired through disuse or neglect: My Latin is rusty.
  6. having lost agility or alertness; out of practice: I am a bit rusty at tennis.
  7. (of a sound) grating or harsh.

rust•y

Pronunciation: (rus'tē), [key]
— rust•i•er, rust•i•est.
  1. restive; stubborn: a rusty horse.
  2. ill-tempered; cross.

Rus•ty

Pronunciation: (rus'tē), [key]
— n.
  1. a male or female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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