- Strut is defined as to walk in a stiff, swaggering way.
An example of to strut is for a person to walk into a room in such a way as to appear that he is better than everyone else there.
Origin: Middle English strouten, to spread out, swell out from Old English strutian, to stand rigid from Indo-European an unverified form streu- from base an unverified form (s)ter-, stiff, rigid from source stare
- to provide with a strut or brace
- to make a display of; show off
- the act of strutting; vain, swaggering walk or gait
- a brace fitted into a framework to stabilize the structure, esp. during periods of stress; specif., one for resisting pressure along the length
- a device that combines a shock absorber and its mounting plates in one assembly, used in the suspension system of a motor vehicle
- strutter noun
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verb strut·ted, strut·ting, struts verb, intransitive
- To display in order to impress others. Sometimes used with out: Don't strut out your resume until you have more accomplishments to list.
- a. To provide (a structure) with a strut or struts.b. To brace or separate with or as if with a strut.
- A pompous, self-important gait.
- A structural element used to brace or strengthen a framework by resisting longitudinal compression.
Origin: Middle English strouten, to stand out, from Old English strūtian, to stand out stiffly; see ster-1 in Indo-European roots.
- strutˈter noun
- strutˈting·ly adverb
strut - Phrases/Idioms
strut (one's) stuff