Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with rust; corroded.
  • adjective Consisting of or produced by rust.
  • adjective Of a yellowish-red or brownish-red color.
  • adjective Working or operating stiffly or incorrectly because of or as if because of rust.
  • adjective Weakened or impaired by neglect, disuse, or lack of practice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make rusty; rust.
  • Same as reasty for reasted.
  • Stubborn: same as resty for restive.
  • Uncivil; surly.
  • Covered or affected with rust: as, a rusty knife or sword.
  • Consisting of rust; hence, having the appearance or effect of rust: as, rusty stains.
  • Covered, incrusted, or stained with a dirty substance resembling rust; hence, filthy; specifically, as applied to grain, affected with the rust-disease: as, rusty wheat.
  • In botany and zoology, of the color of rust; rubiginous; ferruginous.
  • Red or yellow, as fish when the brine in which they are prepared evaporates. Fat fish, like herrings, mackerel, or halibut-fins, often turn rusty.
  • Having lost the original gloss or luster; time-worn; shabby: as, a rusty black; clothes rusty at the seams.
  • Out of practice; dulled in skill or knowledge through disuse or inactivity.
  • Causing rust; rendering dull or inactive.
  • Rough; hoarse; harsh; grating: as, a rusty voice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered or affected with rust.
  • adjective Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect.
  • adjective Discolored and rancid; reasty.
  • adjective Obs. or Prov. Eng. Surly; morose; crusty; sullen.
  • adjective Rust-colored; dark.
  • adjective Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy.
  • adjective (Bot.) Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Affected by rust.
  • adjective Of the rust color, reddish or reddish-brown.
  • adjective Having red or reddish-brown hair.
  • adjective Lacking recent experience, out of practice, especially with respect to a skill or activity.
  • adjective discolored and rancid; reasty

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective covered with or consisting of rust
  • adjective impaired in skill by neglect
  • adjective ancient
  • adjective of the brown color of rust

Etymologies

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rust +‎ -y

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