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strut

verb \ ˈstrət \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of strut

strutted; strutting
intransitive verb
1 :to become turgid :swell
2 a :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

strutter

noun
strut one's stuff
:to display one's best work :show off

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Origin and Etymology of strut

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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strut

noun

Definition of strut

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

Examples of strut in a Sentence

  1. the strut of a supermodel

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First Known Use of strut

1587

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strut

verb

Definition of strut

strutted; strutting
transitive verb
:to provide, stiffen, support, or hold apart with or as if with a strut

First Known Use of strut

circa 1828

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STRUT Defined for English Language Learners

strut

noun

Definition of strut for English Language Learners

  • : a long, thin piece of wood or metal used for support in a building, vehicle, etc.

  • : a proud and confident walk


STRUT Defined for Kids

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strut

verb \ ˈstrət \

Definition of strut for Students

strutted; strutting
:to walk in a confident and proud way

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strut

noun

Definition of strut for Students

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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