to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with head erect and chest thrown out, as if expecting to impress observers.
the act of strutting.
a strutting walk or gait.
Idioms about strut
strut one's stuff, to dress, behave, perform, etc., one's best in order to impress others; show off.
- strutter, noun
Other definitions for strut (2 of 2)
any of various structural members, as in trusses, primarily intended to resist longitudinal compression.
to brace or support by means of a strut or struts.
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How to use strut in a sentence
James dropped out of the race, and Booker strutted into office at 920 Broad Street with 72 percent of the vote.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy | Olivia Nuzzi | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The 18-year-old strutted down the runway Monday in an edgy, off-the-shoulder, red-and-black tweed ensemble accented with feathers.Kendall Jenner Walks in Chanel Couture; Taylor Swift Pens Op-Ed for ‘The Wall Street Journal’ | The Fashion Beast Team | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the models strutted down the runway, pounds of Callebaut chocolate poured down the backdrop.The Coolest Kids on the Block: Public School, Opening Ceremony, and Band of Outsiders | Erin Cunningham | February 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Purses, platforms, and "mankles" strutted down the runway at the designer's men's show.Men Wear Heels at J.W. Anderson's London Fashion Show | Erin Cunningham | January 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Foyles strutted its stuff on the edges of Soho—rather like the Strand in N.Y.C., but not as good.
The other Indian boys and girls called him Spread Feather, because he strutted about like a big turkey or a peacock.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children | Mabel Powers
Finally he got up and half strutted, half staggered, to the turret, and stood under Kate's window.
And Coquerico, bristling his plumage, crowed three times in his shrillest voice and proudly strutted onward.Laboulaye's Fairy Book | Various
To be sure I strutted the present most haughtily and eyed the future with as saucy a flash as lads may give.The Cruise of the Shining Light | Norman Duncan
And he swelled his lean body and strutted, ludicrously martial.The Proud Prince | Justin Huntly McCarthy
British Dictionary definitions for strut
(intr) to walk in a pompous manner; swagger
(tr) to support or provide with struts
strut one's stuff informal to behave or perform in a proud and confident manner; show off
a structural member used mainly in compression, esp as part of a framework
an affected, proud, or stiff walk
- strutter, noun
- strutting, adjective
- struttingly, adverb
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