Ogre Definition

ōgər
ogres
noun
ogres
In fairy tales and folklore, a man-eating monster or giant.
Webster's New World
A hideous, coarse, or cruel man.
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pronoun

A town in central Latvia.

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Other Word Forms of Ogre

Noun

Singular:
ogre
Plural:
ogres

Origin of Ogre

  • First attested in the 18th century, from French ogre, from Latin Orcus (“god of the underworld"), from Ancient Greek Όρκος (Horkos), the personified demon of oaths (ὅρκος (horkos, “oath")) who inflicts punishment upon perjurers.

    From Wiktionary

  • French probably ultimately from Latin Orcus god of the underworld

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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