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Trojan

[troh-juh n] /ˈtroʊ dʒən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Troy.
3.
a person who shows pluck, determination, or energy:
to work like a Trojan.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English Trōiān < Latin Trōjānus, equivalent to Trōj(a) Troy + -ānus -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Trojan

Trojan

/ˈtrəʊdʒən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of ancient Troy
2.
a person who is hard-working and determined
adjective
3.
of or relating to ancient Troy or its inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for Trojan
adj.

Old English Troian "of or pertaining to ancient Troy," from Latin Trojanus, from Troia, Troja "Troy," from Greek Tros, name of a king of Phrygia, the mythical founder of Troy. In 17c., it was a colloquial term for "person of dissolute life, carousing companion." The trade name for a brand of prophylactic contraceptive was registered 1927 in U.S. Trojan horse is attested from 1570s; the computer virus sense is attested by 1982.

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