rusty

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Etymology[edit]

rust +‎ -y

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Adjective[edit]

rusty (comparative rustier, superlative rustiest)

  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.
    • 2010 December 29, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton”, BBC:
      Before the match, Hodgson had expressed the hope that his players would be fresh rather than rusty after an 18-day break from league commitments because of two successive postponements.
  5. discolored and rancid; reasty
    rusty bacon

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