Strut v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strutted p. pr. & vb. n. Strutting.]
1. To swell; to bulge out. [R.]
The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. --Dryden.
2. To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
Does he not hold up his head, . . . and strut in his gait? --Shak.
Strut·ting, a. & n. from Strut, v. -- Strut*ting*ly, adv.
n 1: a proud stiff pompous gait [syn: prance, swagger]
2: brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal
v : to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to
impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen
house" [syn: swagger, ruffle, prance, sashay, cock]
[also: strutting, strutted]