strut
I. verb (strutted; strutting) Etymology: Middle English strouten, from Old English strūtian to stand out stiffly, struggle; akin to Middle High German strozzen to be swollen Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. to become turgid ; swell 2. a. to walk with a proud gait b. to walk with a pompous and affected air transitive verb to parade (as clothes) with a show of pride • strutter noun II. noun Date: 1587 1. a structural piece designed to resist pressure in the direction of its length 2. a pompous step or walk 3. arrogant behavior ; swagger III. transitive verb (strutted; strutting) Date: circa 1828 to provide, stiffen, support, or hold apart with or as if with a strut

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