strut

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English strouten, struten, from Old English strūtian (to stand out stiffly, stand out projectingly, exert oneself, struggle), from Proto-Germanic *strūtōną, *strūtijaną (to swell, be puffed up), from Proto-Indo-European *streudh- (rigid, stiff), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ter- (strong, firm, stiff, rigid). Cognate with German strotzen (to bristle up), Danish strutte (to bulge, bristle), Low German strutt (stiff). Compare Old Norse þrútinn (swollen), Gothic 𐌸𐍂𐌿𐍄𐍃𐍆𐌹𐌻𐌻 (þrutsfill, leprosy), Middle High German striuzen (to bristle, to ruffle) ( > obsolete German sträußen, now in Alemannic)

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strut (third-person singular simple present struts, present participle strutting, simple past and past participle strutted)

  1. (intransitive) To swell; protuberate; bulge or spread out.
    • Dryden
      The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
  2. (intransitive, originally said of fowl) To stand or walk stiffly, with the tail erect and spread out.
  3. (intransitive) To walk proudly or haughtily.
    He strutted about the yard, thinking himself master of all he surveyed.
    • Shakespeare
      Does he not hold up his head, [] and strut in his gait?
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to swell; enlarge; give more importance to.
  5. (transitive) To protrude; cause to bulge.
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  • (To walk proudly or haughtily): swagger
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English strout, strut, strot, from strouten, struten (to strut, swell out). Cognate with Middle High German strūz (swelling, contention). See above.

Noun[edit]

strut (plural struts)

  1. A proud step or walk, with the head erect; affected dignity in walking.

Etymology 3[edit]

From a contraction of strutted.

Adjective[edit]

strut (comparative more strut, superlative most strut)

  1. (archaic) Swelling out; protuberant; bulging.

Etymology 4[edit]

Origin obscure, but apparently related to strut above. Cognate with Icelandic strútur (a hood jutting out like a horn), Norwegian strut (spout, nozzle), Swedish strut (a paper cornet), Low German strutt (stiff, rigid).

Noun[edit]

strut (plural struts)

  1. A support rod.
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strut (third-person singular simple present struts, present participle strutting, simple past and past participle strutted)

  1. (transitive, construction) To brace or support by a strut ot struts; hold in place or strengthen by an upright, diagonal, or transverse support.

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strut c

  1. An object shaped as a hollow, open cone.
  2. cornet; ice-cream cone; also one including the ice cream.
  3. Short for glasstrut.

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strut (plural struts)

  1. (male or female) ostrich

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