Wiktionary:Word of the day/2021/January 19

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Word of the day
for January 19
strut v
  1. (intransitive) Of a peacock or other fowl: to stand or walk stiffly, with the tail erect and spread out.
  2. (intransitive, by extension, also figuratively) To walk haughtily or proudly with one's head held high.
  3. (transitive, by extension) To walk across or on (a stage or other place) haughtily or proudly.
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) Often followed by out: to protuberate or stick out due to being full or swollen; to bulge, to swell.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) Often followed by out: to cause (something) to bulge, protrude, or swell.


  1. (transitive, chiefly construction, also figuratively) To brace or support (something) by a strut or struts; to hold (something) in place or strengthen by a diagonal, transverse, or upright support.
  2. (intransitive) To be attached diagonally or at a slant; also, to be bent at a sharp angle.
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