AskDefine | Define rusty

Dictionary Definition

rusty adj
1 covered with or consisting of rust; "a rusty machine"; "rusty deposits"
2 of the color of rust [syn: rust]
3 impaired in skill by neglect [syn: out of practice(p)]
4 ancient; "hoary jokes" [syn: hoary] [also: rustiest, rustier]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Affected by rust.
  2. Of the rust color, reddish or reddish-brown.
  3. Having red or reddish-brown hair.
  4. Lacking recent experience, out of practice, especially with respect to a skill or activity.


affected by rust
of the rust color, reddish or reddish-brown
having red or reddish-brown hair
lacking recent experience, out of practice

Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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