WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
rut•ty  (rutē), 
adj., -ti•er, -ti•est.

    full of or abounding in ruts, as a road.
Etymology:
  • rut1 + -y1 1590–1600
rutti•ly, adv. 
rutti•ness, n. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rut1 /rʌt/USA pronunciation n., v., rut•ted, rut•ting.

n. [countable]
  • a narrow, deep track in the ground, esp. one made by vehicles.
  • a fixed way of proceeding, usually dull or unpromising:to fall into a rut with his job.

  • v. [+ object; usually: be + ~-ed]
  • to make a rut or ruts in:The road was badly rutted.
  • rut•ty, adj., -ti•er, -ti•est.

    rut2 /rʌt/USA pronunciation n., v., rut•ted, rut•ting.

    n. [countable;
    usually singular]
  • Animal Husbandrythe period of year or time when deer, goats, etc., are sexually excited.

  • v. [no object]
  • Animal Husbandryto be in the condition of rut.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    rutty /ˈrʌtɪ/ adj ( -tier, -tiest)
    1. full of ruts or holes: a rutty track

    ˈruttily adv ˈruttiness n



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