Word of the Day: Hector


hec-tor / hĕk-tər


1. a bully; one who is domineering and tries to intimidate smaller or weaker people

All monarchs I hate, and the thrones they sit on,

From the hector of France to the cully of Britain.

John Wilmot, 1647 – 1680


1. to intimidate smaller or weaker people; to bully; to bluster

An honest man, when he came home at night, found another fellow domineering in his family, hectoring his servants, and calling for supper.

From “The History of John Bull” by John Arbuthnot, 1667 – 1735