Trojan

Trojan

[troh-juhn]
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:
before 900; Middle English; Old English Trōiān < Latin Trōjānus, equivalent to Trōj(a) Troy + -ānus -an

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Trojan (ˈtrəʊdʒən)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of ancient Troy
2.  a person who is hard-working and determined
 
adj
3.  of or relating to ancient Troy or its inhabitants

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Word Origin & History

Trojan
O.E. Troian "of or pertaining to ancient Troy," from L. Trojanus, from Troia, Troja "Troy," from Gk. 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 1574; the computer virus sense is attested by 1982.
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Computing Dictionary

trojan definition


Trojan horse

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Idioms & Phrases

Trojan

see under work like a beaver (trojan).

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