trusty

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From trust +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

trusty (comparative trustier, superlative trustiest)

  1. Reliable or trustworthy.

NounEdit

trusty (plural trusties)

  1. A trusted person, especially a prisoner who has been granted special privileges.
    • 1941, James Howell Street, In my father's house
      We usta have a rule that if a trusty shot an escaping convict, then the trusty would go free.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, p. 58:
      The cell block is clean and doesn't smell of disinfectant. The trusties do all the work. The supply of trusties is always ample.
Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 04:41