Strut Definition

strŭt
struts, strutted, strutting
verb
struts, strutted, strutting
To walk in a vain, stiff, swaggering manner.
Webster's New World
To make a display of; show off.
Webster's New World
To display in order to impress others. Sometimes used with out .
Don't strut out your resume until you have more accomplishments to list.
American Heritage
To provide with a strut or brace.
Webster's New World
To provide (a structure) with a strut or struts.
American Heritage
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noun
struts
The act of strutting; vain, swaggering walk or gait.
Webster's New World
A brace fitted into a framework to resist pressure in the direction of its length and thereby stabilize a structure.
Webster's New World
A device that combines a shock absorber and its mounting plates in one assembly, used in the suspension system of a motor vehicle.
Webster's New World

A proud step or walk, with the head erect; affected dignity in walking.

Wiktionary

A support rod.

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adjective

(archaic) Swelling out; protuberant; bulging.

Wiktionary
idiom
strut (one's) stuff
  • To behave or perform in an ostentatious manner; show off.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Strut

Noun

Singular:
strut
Plural:
struts

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Strut

Origin of Strut

  • From Middle English strouten, struten, from Old English strÅ«tian (“to stand out stiffly, stand out projectingly, exert oneself, struggle"), from Proto-Germanic *strÅ«tōnÄ…, *strÅ«tijanÄ… (“to swell, be puffed up"), from Proto-Indo-European *streudh- (“rigid, stiff"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ter- (“strong, firm, stiff, rigid"). Cognate with German strotzen (“to bristle up"), Danish strutte (“to bulge, bristle"), Low German strutt (“stiff"). Compare Old Norse þrútinn (“swollen"), Gothic 𐌸𐍂𐌿𐍄𐍃𐍆𐌹𐌻𐌻 (þrutsfill, “leprosy"), Middle High German striuzen (“to bristle, to ruffle") (> obsolete German sträußen, now in Alemannic)

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin obscure, but apparently related to strut above. Cognate with Icelandic strútur (“a hood jutting out like a horn"), Norwegian strut (“spout, nozzle"), Swedish strut (“a paper cornet"), Low German strutt (“stiff, rigid").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English strout, strut, strot, from strouten, struten (“to strut, swell out"). Cognate with Middle High German strÅ«z (“swelling, contention"). See above.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English strouten to stand out from Old English strūtian to stand out stiffly ster-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a contraction of strutted.

    From Wiktionary

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