verb (used without object), strut·ted, strut·ting.
Origin of strut1
Synonyms for strut
Related Words for strutterknow-it-all, egotist, windbag, boaster, blowhard, brag, bragger, swashbuckler, exhibitionist, blatherskite, braggadocio, peacock, show-off, gasbag, trumpeter, raver, grandstander, hotshot, ranter, bigmouth
Examples from the Web for strutter
Historical Examples of strutter
Of course Peter said he did, and that was sufficient excuse for Strutter to show off.
There's a big, mossy, hollow log over yonder, and I remember that Mrs. Grouse once told me that that is Strutter's thunder log.
In the most stately way you can imagine Strutter walked the length of that mossy log.
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.