Use trusty to describe something you can count on, especially if you've relied on it for a long time. You don't need a fancy bike—your trusty roller skates will get you to school on time!

This informal adjective is perfect for talking about people and objects that are tried-and-true, even if they're a little worn out. If your friend shows off her brand new laptop, you could say, "I'm happy with my trusty old typewriter!" Before the 14th century, trusty meant "trusting." As a noun, it can also be used to mean "trustworthy person," particularly a prisoner who has shown good conduct.

Definitions of trusty
  1. adjective
    worthy of trust or belief
    synonyms: trustworthy
    dependable, reliable
    worthy of reliance or trust
    steadfast in affection or allegiance
    honest, honorable
    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
    authentic, reliable
    conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
    creditworthy, responsible
    having an acceptable credit rating
    dependable, honest, reliable, true
    worthy of being depended on
    based on trust
    sure, trusted
    (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence
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    untrustworthy, untrusty
    not worthy of trust or belief
    undependable, unreliable
    not worthy of reliance or trust
    not true to duty or obligation or promises
    dishonest, dishonorable
    deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    devious, shifty
    characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    fly-by-night, shady
    (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous
    slippery, tricky
    not to be trusted
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  2. noun
    a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
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    type of:
    con, convict, inmate, yard bird, yardbird
    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
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