- strut one's stuff,
Origin of strutting
verb (used without object), strut·ted, strut·ting.
Origin of strut1
verb (used with object), strut·ted, strut·ting.
Origin of strut2
Examples from the Web for strutting
From Anna Wintour to Rita Ora to Claire Danes, stars are strutting their stuff in red this season.
Paul, strutting across the stage with a wireless microphone and wearing blue jeans, hit almost every other note.
When Rita Ora relieved Zac Efron of his shirt at the MTV Movie Awards, his apparent surprise shifted quickly to strutting.
And maybe that video of George W. Bush strutting around on an aircraft carrier in his flight suit.Want To Know What America Thinks of Itself? Watch Jack Ryan on Wall Street|Andrew Romano|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There he found a street full of young kids he recognized, their hoodies up, strutting round a burning car.
"Yes, I am one of the dwellers in the happy garden," answered the Peacock, strutting.The Curious Book of Birds|Abbie Farwell Brown
Were big boys now, declared Willie, strutting like the young bantam he was.Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm|Alice B. Emerson
They wouldn't be a strutting up Broadway and a showing themselves for nothing much longer, I can tell them that!
"I am sorry for it," said he, strutting about; and with a boasting air he took out his money.The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales|Hannah More
Then his strutting waxes feeble for a while, but he soon rebounds and rises higher than before.Knut Hamsun|Hanna Astrup Larsen
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.)).