He is a strapping 20-year-old with dark intense eyes but flashed a friendly smile.
Oh, and don't forget about Daniel Day-Lewis' finest turn yet—or the comedy of our "strapping young Muslim socialist"-in-chief.
The two strapping marshals behind him looked plenty strong enough to have coaxed him to his feet if he had decided otherwise.
"tall and sturdy," originally applied to women, 1650s, from present participle of strap (v.). Cf. similar senses of whopping, spanking.
1610s, from Scottish and/or nautical variant of strope "loop or strap on a harness" (mid-14c.), probably from Old French estrop "strap," from Latin stroppus "strap, band," perhaps from Etruscan, ultimately from Greek strophos "twisted band," from strephein "to turn" (see strophe). Old English stropp, Dutch strop "halter" also are borrowed from Latin.
A strip or piece of adhesive plaster. v. strapped, strap·ping, straps
To support or bind a part, especially with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster.
To be impatient or eager (1910+)