hector

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See also: Hector and Héctor

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Etymology[edit]

From Hector, character in the Iliad.

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Noun[edit]

hector (plural hectors)

  1. A bully; a blustering, turbulent, noisy fellow.

Verb[edit]

hector (third-person singular simple present hectors, present participle hectoring, simple past and past participle hectored)

  1. (transitive) To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
    • 1984 October 5, arndt, net.motss, Usenet:
      When is the last time before just now that you saw a liberal democrat hectored by people over traditional values?
    • 1993 March 15, Kerry Miller, misc.activism.progressive, Usenet:
      They hectored their congressional representatives and, more important, gave summer jobs to the pols' kids.
  2. (intransitive) To behave like a bully; swagger.

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References[edit]

  • hector in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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