- in fairy tales and folklore, a man-eating monster or giant
- a hideous, coarse, or cruel man
Origin of ogreFr, probably ; from Medieval Greek Og?r, a Hungarian, probably influenced, influence by French orc ; from Classical Latin Orcus, Pluto, Hades
- A giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats humans.
- A person who is felt to be particularly cruel, brutish, or hideous.
Origin of ogreFrench, probably ultimately from Latin Orcus, god of the underworld.
First attested in the 18th century, from French ogre, from Latin Orcus (“god of the underworld"), from Ancient Greek ÎŒÏÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (Horkos), the personified demon of oaths (á½…ÏÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (horkos, “oath")) who inflicts punishment upon perjurers.