Definition of rustily in US English:



  • See rusty

    • ‘The gate latch creaked rustily when he opened it, but his braying would probably cover that up.’
    • ‘Even when state and federal assistance cranked rustily into gear, the helicopter-loads of armed police and soldiers flooding into the city gave the appearance of an invasion as much as a rescue.’
    • ‘I knew he was going to improve for that race because he raced rustily that day.’
    • ‘There are none of those solidly heroic symbols of universally uniting workers, or the international solidarity of metal and dogma bashers that are such a rustily ironic feature of state socialism elsewhere.’
    • ‘She started a little rustily, but soon, she was doing fantastic.’