Meaning of trusty in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrʌsti/

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adjectiveadjective trustier, adjective trustiest

archaic, humorous attributive
  • Having served for a long time and regarded as reliable or faithful.

    ‘my trusty old Morris Minor’
    • ‘their trusty steeds’
    • ‘I was so chuffed that I gave my old, trusty typewriter to her daughter without even a second thought.’
    • ‘Our hero sat once more below the faithful tree, his trusty vial of pills in his hands, a prescribed lifeline.’
    • ‘Crowd cheering, the trusty steed galloped at high speed for the winning post.’
    • ‘Nothing more was needed than a steady hold on the reins of her trusty steed.’
    • ‘You will need a bow, target, finger and wrist guard and some trusty arrows.’
    reliable, dependable, trustworthy, never-failing, unfailing, tried and true, tried and trusted, trusted
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nounplural noun trusties

  • A prisoner who is given special privileges or responsibilities in return for good behaviour.

    ‘He provides an evenhanded account of the continuing debate over Solzhenitsyn's stern views on the pridurki or trusties - prisoners who collaborated with the camp administration in return for various privileges.’
    • ‘They have rewarded favored prisoners and made them trusties.’
    • ‘From a humanitarian standpoint, this seems something like putting trusties in charge of the prison camps.’
    • ‘There had been a riot over in C Block at breakfast time, and one of the trusties, suspected of grassing, had been doused in hot fat, and set afire.’