Orgy meaning

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The definition of an orgy is an overindulgence in something or a wild party, especially one where multiple people engage in sexual behavior.

When you go on a chocolate binge and eat tons of chocolate, this is an example of a chocolate orgy.

A wild, drunken, sexual party is an example of an orgy.

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A social gathering involving unrestrained indulgence, especially sexual activity and drinking.
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Uncontrolled or immoderate indulgence in an activity.

An orgy of spending.

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In ancient Greece and Rome, feasting and wild celebration in worship of certain gods, esp. Dionysus.
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Any wild merrymaking in a group, esp. with sexual activity.
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Unrestrained indulgence in any activity.
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A revel involving indiscriminate group sexual activity.
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Excessive indulgence in a specified activity.
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A secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities, typically involving frenzied singing, dancing, drinking, and sexual activity.
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Origin of orgy

  • From Early Modern English orgies secret rites (as those practiced by the ancient Greeks for Dionysus) from Old French from Latin orgia from Greek werg- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Originally in plural from French orgies, from Latin orgia, from Ancient Greek ὄργια (orgia, “secret rites, mysteries").

    From Wiktionary