ETYM LG. strutt rigid.
1. A bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression.
2. A proud stiff pompous gait; SYN. prance, swagger.
1. To become turgid; swell
2. To walk with a proud gait; to walk with a pompous and affected air
3. To parade (as clothes) with a show of pride
4. To provide, stiffen, support, or hold apart with or as if with a strut