Definition of trusty in English:


Syllabification: trust·y
Pronunciation: /ˈtrəstē

adjective (trustier, trustiest)

[attributive] archaic or • humorous

noun (plural trusties)

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  • A prisoner who is given special privileges or responsibilities in return for good behavior.
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    • He provides an evenhanded account of the continuing debate over Solzhenitsyn's stern views on the pridurki or trusties - prisoners who collaborated with the camp administration in return for various privileges.
    • They have rewarded favored prisoners and made them trusties.
    • From a humanitarian standpoint, this seems something like putting trusties in charge of the prison camps.



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  • So as the beleaguered workers of the suburbs shuffle trustily into the city each weekday in the early hours, I'll be setting out from the city to the very suburbs from which they come.
  • But in comparison to all the things to do and see I can trustily say it's worth it.
  • The truth of the leaving reach calculation is mostly a use of the power of the transmitter's digital systems to trustily liken the four signs.


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  • Users on average received the highest scores for niceness and trustiness, followed by coolness and sexiness.
  • Let the Prime Minister present his evidence, such as it is, and save his precious trustiness for his shrink.
  • Now her truthiness / trustiness gaffe has finally been rectified - this time with a full correction notice.

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