from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of ruts: rutty farm roads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Rutted.
  • adj. Related to a rut; being in a state of sexual arousal; ruttish; lustful.
  • adj. rooty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ruttish; rutting; lustful.
  • adj. Full of ruts; rutted.
  • adj. Rooty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of ruts; cut by wheels.
  • Ruttish; lustful.
  • An obsolete or dialectal variant of rooty. Spenser.

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

  • adj. full of ruts


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  • I find No. 89 completely desirable but not always manageable, as I discovered one day when I wore it to work and the rather rutty oakmoss and musk made themselves known.

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  • Here the elements had washed the tar away completely and the end of the road was only a rutty memory, but it was good enough for the Mercedes, which jounced and bucketed up a long hill toward two stone pillars.

    Duma Key

  • The jolting of the cart on a loose stony road awoke me; and I found that we were mounting a steep hill, where the road was a rutty by - road through a field.

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  • I could relate to the f*ckeduptitude of it all and yearned for what seemed to me like a cosmic escape preferable to my rutty personal situation.

    "Just a word from her lips/And the deaf begin to hear."

  • His battered lemon-yellow 914 was still clicking in the cool rain as he splashed down the rutty red-clay drive that always reminded him of North Carolina.

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  • We were four teenage mockers struttin' like rutty Tom cats down the alley of a county fair midway with its seedy, seedy hot dog stands and cotton candy stands and its many games of no-chance and then the filthy, oily rides the Whip, the Bullet, the Rocket, the Octopus, the Caterpillar, the Wild Mouse, and then--YES, the sideshows.

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  • And only occasionally in passing near one, were there any signs indicating a camp or lodge, and those to be reached only by some half-blazed trail or rutty or sandy road disappearing through darker trees.

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