strut

{{11}}strut (n.) "supporting brace," 1580s, perhaps from STRUT (Cf. strut) (v.), or a cognate word in O.N. or Low Ger. (Cf. Low Ger. strutt "rigid"); ultimately from P.Gmc. *strutoz-, from root *strut- (see STRUT (Cf. strut) (v.)).
{{12}}strut (v.) "walk in a vain, important manner," O.E. strutian "to stand out stiffly," from P.Gmc. *strut- (Cf. Dan. strutte, Ger. strotzen "to be puffed up, be swelled," Ger. Strauß "fight"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see STERILE (Cf. sterile)). Originally of the air or the attitude; modern sense, focused on the walk, first recorded 1510s. Cognate with O.E. ðrutung "anger, arrogance" (see THROAT (Cf. throat)). To strut (one's) stuff is black slang, first recorded 1926, from strut as the name of a dance popular from c.1900.

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