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.
Sam, who remained in Connecticut with his mother, has blossomed into a strapping 22-year-old baseball star at UConn.
He was tall and strapping, an outgoing African-American kid, a church-going boy with the swagger of a star athlete.
Sue and Jane went aboard and Jane gave her friend a hand in strapping the passengers into their seats.
A fine, strapping trio they were, splendidly horsed and admirably equipped.
And now he was a strapping big fellow, taller than his father, slowly shaping up into manhood.
Mason paused halfway in the act of strapping on his packsack.
Dave had pulled on his rubber boots, strapping the hip extensions high up.
"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+)