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Language: Old English
Origin: strutian 'to make an effort'


1 verb
strut1 past tense and past participle strutted, present participle strutting [intransitive]
1 to walk proudly with your head high and your chest pushed forwards, showing that you think you are important
strut around/about/across etc
I strutted around Chicago as if I were really somebody.

strut your stuff

informal to show your skill at doing something, especially dancing or performing:
The band strutted their stuff in a free concert.

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