Trojan Tro"jan, a. [L. Trojanus, fr. Troja, Troia, Troy, from Tros, Gr. Trw`s, Trwo`s, Tros, the mythical founder of Troy.] 1. Of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Troy. [1913 Webster]

2. One who shows the pluck, endurance, determined energy, strength, or the like, attributed to the defenders of Troy; -- used chiefly or only in the phrase

{like a Trojan}; as, he endured the pain like a Trojan; he studies like a Trojan. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Tim jumped like a Trojan from the bed. --Finnegan's Wake (Irish song) [PJC]

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