- of or relating to ancient Troy or its inhabitants.
- a native or inhabitant of Troy.
- a person who shows pluck, determination, or energy: to work like a Trojan.
Origin of Trojan
Examples from the Web for trojan
Sabet says the Florida ballot measure was a Trojan Horse for legalization and voters were seeing it for what it was.Ganja Vs. Geezers in the Sunshine State
November 3, 2014
It offered education and moral guidance inside the Trojan horse of entertainment.The Childish Genius of Pee-wee’s Playhouse
October 23, 2014
In Moscow there was even a nickname given to the convoy: Trojan Horse, according to the radio station Echo of Moscow.
Is Moscow's aid convoy to eastern Ukraine the real thing, or a Trojan horse preparing the way for more war?
Call them Trojan horse foods: nutritiously pleasing ingredients (oats, yogurts) that conceal a whole host of junk.Your Health Food’s Hidden Sugar Bomb
July 8, 2014
The walls of this room were painted with scenes from the Trojan war.
These may have been worn by King Agamemnon, or by the Trojan warriors.
Somehow he's mighty familiar; but surely I'd never forget an old Trojan like that.Mixed Faces
Your horse may be a Trojan, my friend, but by this time he's a tired Trojan!The Long Roll
Let him also choose twenty Trojan women, who may be fairest next to Argive Helen.
- a native or inhabitant of ancient Troy
- a person who is hard-working and determined
- of or relating to ancient Troy or its inhabitants
Word Origin and History for trojan
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.
Idioms and Phrases with trojan
see under work like a beaver (trojan).