noun \ˈhek-tər\

Definition of HECTOR

capitalized :  a son of Priam, husband of Andromache, and Trojan champion slain by Achilles

Examples of HECTOR

  1. <a small-town hector with no job and lots of time on his hands>

Origin of HECTOR

Latin, from Greek Hektōr
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

Rhymes with HECTOR



: to criticize or question (someone) in a threatening way

hec·toredhec·tor·ing \-t(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of HECTOR

intransitive verb
:  to play the bully :  swagger
transitive verb
:  to intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure
hec·tor·ing·ly \-t(ə-)riŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of HECTOR

  1. The judge ordered the attorney to stop hectoring the witness.
  2. <the children used to constantly hector the poor dog, and now he growls at everybody>

First Known Use of HECTOR



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