From trust + -y.
trusty (comparative trustier, superlative trustiest)
- Reliable or trustworthy.
trusty (plural trusties)
- A trusted person, especially a prisoner who has been granted special privileges.
- 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.