He was tall and strapping, an outgoing African-American kid, a church-going boy with the swagger of a star athlete.
He is a strapping 20-year-old with dark intense eyes but flashed a friendly smile.
These are the rules for the strapping, green-eyed Lebanese Shiite from Brooklyn.
Oh, and don't forget about Daniel Day-Lewis' finest turn yet—or the comedy of our "strapping young Muslim socialist"-in-chief.
Anne Speckhard went for a meeting with strapping, decorated Navy SEAL Chris Beck.
Sue and Jane went aboard and Jane gave her friend a hand in strapping the passengers into their seats.
And he remembered that he—a boy—had not been able, this very day, to take even a strapping!
And now he was a strapping big fellow, taller than his father, slowly shaping up into manhood.
It's forty years since I saw her, and she the strapping woman.
Dave had pulled on his rubber boots, strapping the hip extensions high up.
"tall and sturdy," originally applied to women, 1650s, from present participle of strap (v.). Cf. similar senses of whopping, spanking.
1610s, from Scottish and/or nautical variant of strope "loop or strap on a harness" (mid-14c.), probably from Old French estrop "strap," from Latin stroppus "strap, band," perhaps from Etruscan, ultimately from Greek strophos "twisted band," from strephein "to turn" (see strophe). Old English stropp, Dutch strop "halter" also are borrowed from Latin.
A strip or piece of adhesive plaster. v. strapped, strap·ping, straps
To support or bind a part, especially with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster.