strut

verb (1)
\ ˈstrət How to pronounce strut (audio) \
strutted; strutting

Definition of strut

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to become turgid : swell
2a : to walk with a proud gait
b : to walk with a pompous and affected air

transitive verb

: to parade (something, such as clothes) with a show of pride
strut one's stuff
: to display one's best work : show off

strut

noun

Definition of strut (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a structural piece designed to resist pressure in the direction of its length
2 : a pompous step or walk
3 : arrogant behavior : swagger

strut

verb (2)
strutted; strutting

Definition of strut (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to provide, stiffen, support, or hold apart with or as if with a strut

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Other Words from strut

Verb (1)

strutter noun
struttingly \ ˈstrə-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce strut (audio) \ adverb

Examples of strut in a Sentence

Noun the strut of a supermodel
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb This is the girl who's been hiding and needs to work the stage and strut all over and do hand movements. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Seahorse Talks Swimming Off 'Masked Singer,' Taking Home Some Mementos," 2 Dec. 2020 The great conjunction of 2020 will be a chance to see the solar system as an ever-changing stage on which the planets strut their stuff. Dan Falk, Science, "In rare sky show, Jupiter and Saturn will nearly 'touch' on the winter solstice," 14 Dec. 2020 For this year’s holiday show, 8 p.m. Nov. 29, the dancers will strut their stuff among various Christmas trees, sponsored by local businesses who paid to purchase them or their trimmings. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "New Orlando Philharmonic series, Voctave debut and burlesque for the holidays," 26 Nov. 2020 Your dog will strut through the neighborhood proudly in their new bandana. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "41 gifts for pets and the people who love them," 20 Nov. 2020 The crows strut around the lawn like Hitchcock extras. Allan Ripp, WSJ, "In My Yard, Every Critter Gets a Handout," 9 Nov. 2020 Lttle boys would walk up to the stand, order their PepBeer and strut away in their tiny baseball uniforms. Debra Hale-shelton, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | DEBRA HALE-SHELTON: Recalling the past in print," 25 Oct. 2020 And when Ana Coto does her signature strut down the empty streets of Los Angeles, exuding an alloy of unvarnished happiness and laissez-faire sexiness for her more than 2.1 million TikTok followers, something like ASMR washes over me. Lauren Mechling, Vogue, "Why Viral Roller-Skating Routines Are the Feel-Good Workout We Need Right Now," 20 Oct. 2020 Prior to a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018, McGregor pumped up players on the field pregame and many used McGregor’s strut as a celebratory move after big plays during the game. Joey Hayden, Dallas News, "Conor McGregor wants his next UFC fight to take place at AT&T Stadium," 15 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Shifting the focus from voice work to footwork, 10 celebrities disguised in elaborate costumes will spin, strut and leap as four famous panelists try to guess their identities. Editors, USA TODAY, "Nashville explosion, unemployment benefits, Kwanzaa: 5 things to know this weekend," 26 Dec. 2020 The unibody underpinnings and strut-type front suspension make this seemingly building-sized, high-roof van feel much smaller than its proportions, with crisp turn-in and a compliant chassis. Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Ford Transit 350 Continues to Outpace Its Rivals," 4 Dec. 2020 His followers are completely enamored with his catwalk strut, specifically. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "TikTok Is Obsessed With This Model’s Runway Walk," 6 Dec. 2020 His lover, Enid Evans, tied a mauve ribbon to the strut of his airplane, as an amulet. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "A Pilot’s Son Takes Flight," 17 Oct. 2020 Allen, 35, laughs at the idea of living with the pretension and star-strut of a TV singing competition champion, something that has never fit the soulful kid from Jacksonville. Dwain Hebda, Arkansas Online, "Kristopher Neil Allen," 18 Oct. 2020 By having his own dedicated town hall, Trump will get to strut and fret his hour on the stage, sucking up virtually every ounce of oxygen — and attention — the media has to give. Bill Carter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "NBC's Trump town hall will likely be a train wreck — and viewers will flock to it," 15 Oct. 2020 Tatis, 21, smashed two home runs in Thursday’s 11-9 win, punctuating one with a bat flip, a strut and a series of leaping forearm bashes with his teammates. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "With Patchwork Pitching, the Padres Turn Another Page," 3 Oct. 2020 Mastering the runway strut is one thing, but Iman has regularly used her platform to highlight the importance of diversity in fashion. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Iman Shares the Stories Behind Four Decades of Glamorous Looks," 22 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The great conjunction of 2020 will be a chance to see the solar system as an ever-changing stage on which the planets strut their stuff. Dan Falk, Science, "In rare sky show, Jupiter and Saturn will nearly 'touch' on the winter solstice," 14 Dec. 2020 On a recent day at home, Molte sat in his living room, the walls of which Yassin, a flamboyant kid who loved to dress up and strut about, had half-finished decorating with stickers, stars and butterflies. Washington Post, "Police killed at least 20 Kenyans while enforcing coronavirus rules. Hopes for justice are fading.," 20 Dec. 2020 For this year’s holiday show, 8 p.m. Nov. 29, the dancers will strut their stuff among various Christmas trees, sponsored by local businesses who paid to purchase them or their trimmings. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "New Orlando Philharmonic series, Voctave debut and burlesque for the holidays," 26 Nov. 2020 Your dog will strut through the neighborhood proudly in their new bandana. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "41 gifts for pets and the people who love them," 20 Nov. 2020 This is the girl who's been hiding and needs to work the stage and strut all over and do hand movements. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Seahorse Talks Swimming Off 'Masked Singer,' Taking Home Some Mementos," 2 Dec. 2020 The crows strut around the lawn like Hitchcock extras. Allan Ripp, WSJ, "In My Yard, Every Critter Gets a Handout," 9 Nov. 2020 Lttle boys would walk up to the stand, order their PepBeer and strut away in their tiny baseball uniforms. Debra Hale-shelton, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | DEBRA HALE-SHELTON: Recalling the past in print," 25 Oct. 2020 Prior to a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018, McGregor pumped up players on the field pregame and many used McGregor’s strut as a celebratory move after big plays during the game. Joey Hayden, Dallas News, "Conor McGregor wants his next UFC fight to take place at AT&T Stadium," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of strut

Verb (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strut

Verb (1)

Middle English strouten, from Old English strūtian to stand out stiffly, struggle; akin to Middle High German strozzen to be swollen

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The first known use of strut was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Strut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strut. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for strut

strut

noun

English Language Learners Definition of strut

: a long, thin piece of wood or metal used for support in a building, vehicle, etc.
: a proud and confident walk

strut

verb
\ ˈstrət How to pronounce strut (audio) \
strutted; strutting

Kids Definition of strut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to walk in a confident and proud way

strut

noun

Kids Definition of strut (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a stiff proud step or walk
2 : a bar or brace used to resist pressure in the direction of its length

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