trusty (adj.) early 13c., "trusting," from TRUST (Cf. trust); meaning "reliable, to be counted on" is from early 14c. The noun meaning "a prisoner granted special privileges as reward for good conduct" is first attested 1855.

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  • trusty — adjective (only before noun) old use or humorous a trusty weapon, vehicle, animal etc is one that you have had for a long time and can depend on: his trusty sword | My trusty old car will get us home …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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