Origin of strapping1
Origin of strapping2
verb (used with object), strapped, strap·ping.
Origin of strap
Related Words for strappinghulking, burly, sturdy, hulk, brawny, hefty, hunk, husky, powerful, robust, stalwart, stout, tall, vigorous, ox, powerhouse, well-built
Examples from the Web for strapping
Contemporary Examples of strapping
The strapping 24-year-old Brit is not only one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood but also dating ‘It Girl’ Cara Delevingne.Angelina Jolie’s New Muse: The Rise of Jack O’Connell, Star of the WWII Epic ‘Unbroken’
December 10, 2014
After serving for thirteen years as Det. Elliot Stabler, the strapping actor has transitioned into film.Life After ‘SVU’: Christopher Meloni on ‘They Came Together,’ Stabler, and His Famous Behind
June 21, 2014
Oh, and don't forget about Daniel Day-Lewis' finest turn yet—or the comedy of our "strapping young Muslim socialist"-in-chief.Best White House 'Nerd Prom' Jokes
Ben Teitelbaum, Alex Chancey
May 2, 2014
The two strapping marshals behind him looked plenty strong enough to have coaxed him to his feet if he had decided otherwise.9/11 Manhattan Murder Is No Mystery Thanks to Bin Laden Kin Trial
March 4, 2014
He is a strapping 20-year-old with dark intense eyes but flashed a friendly smile.Did the U.S. Make a Mistake In Seizing Anas al-Liby?
October 14, 2013
Historical Examples of strapping
A fine, strapping trio they were, splendidly horsed and admirably equipped.The Prisoner of Zenda
Mason paused halfway in the act of strapping on his packsack.The Long Voyage
Carl Richard Jacobi
Then there's Romulus and Remus, the twins, strapping young fellows.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
"Good-bye," said Ralph, who was just then strapping his books together for school.Grandmother Dear
You're as fine, strapping a specimen of a healthy human being as I've ever seen.'Circus
Alan Edward Nourse
Word Origin for strapping
verb straps, strapping or strapped (tr)
Word Origin for strap
"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.