verb (used without object), strut·ted, strut·ting.
- strung out,
- strung up,
- strut one's stuff,
Origin of strut1
verb (used with object), strut·ted, strut·ting.
Origin of strut2
Examples from the Web for strut
Her curves found a way to strut through baggy denim in Nights in Rodanthe.
The kids hold what they call a “ramp walk,” a mock fashion show where we all dress up and strut on a makeshift stage.
On television, real housewives, basketball wives, and assorted other caricatures all strut forth baring cleavage.Helen Gurley Brown’s Fashion Sense: the Power of Cleavage|Robin Givhan|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Be prepared: It will be tough Watching Gingrich strut his stuff Stay tuned to hear him bloviate On narrow win in his home state.
At just past noon, The Roots emerge from their den and strut into the Fallon studio.
Though, purse-proud with your riches, you strut along, yet fortune does not alter your birth.The Works of Horace|Horace
They may safely be left to strut about their uneasy hour and be forgotten.In Our First Year of the War|Woodrow Wilson
Clothed in scarlet and gold, he descended the hill with the true Albanian strut.
The strut seemed to press in against his chest; he could not breathe.Gold in the Sky|Alan Edward Nourse
Of all uncouth figures, that strut their little hour upon the stage of life, a China-man is surely the most grotesque animal.
verb struts, strutting or strutted
Word Origin for strut
"walk in a vain, important manner," Old English strutian "to stand out stiffly," from Proto-Germanic *strut- (cf. Danish strutte, German strotzen "to be puffed up, be swelled," German Strauß "fight"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see sterile). Originally of the air or the attitude; modern sense, focused on the walk, first recorded 1510s. Cognate with Old English ðrutung "anger, arrogance" (see throat). To strut (one's) stuff is black slang, first recorded 1926, from strut as the name of a dance popular from c.1900.
"supporting brace," 1580s, perhaps from strut (v.), or a cognate word in Old Norse or Low German (cf. Low German strutt "rigid"); ultimately from Proto-Germanic *strutoz-, from root *strut- (see strut (v.)).