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Hector (noun)

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Héctor. n.s. [from the name of Hector, the great Homeric warriour.]

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

    Those usurping hectors, who pretend to honour without religion, think the charge of a lye a blot not to be washed out but by blood. South's Sermons.

    We'll take one cooling cup of nectar,
    And drink to this celestial hector.
    Prior.

Sources: Prior, Matthew (162) · South, Robert (158)

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