Trojan

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noun

Tro·​jan ˈtrō-jən How to pronounce Trojan (audio)
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: a native or inhabitant of Troy
2
: one who shows qualities (such as pluck, endurance, or determined energy) attributed to the defenders of ancient Troy
3
: a merry and often irresponsible or disreputable companion

Trojan

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adjective

1
: of, relating to, or resembling ancient Troy or its inhabitants
2
: of, relating to, or constituting a Trojan horse

Examples of Trojan in a Sentence

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Noun
The work will be laborious if only because the Coliseum has only one access point from outside — the tunnel where Trojan football players run onto the field. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2024 Heflin was a staple in a Trojan defense that allowed 10 goals in a District 3-6A championship run. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 June 2024 In the message, the rapper requests that the Los Angeles Lakers star and his son, former USC Trojan, Bronny, come and play for the Chicago Bulls in the upcoming NBA season. Preezy Brown, VIBE.com, 26 June 2024 But Trojan has done much more work behind the dubbing mic than that. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for Trojan 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Latin trojanus of Troy, from Troia, Troja Troy, from Greek Trōïa

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Trojan was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Trojan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trojan. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Trojan

noun
Tro·​jan
ˈtrō-jən
: a person born or living in ancient Troy
Trojan adjective
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