Orgy Definition

ôrjē
orgies
noun
orgies
In ancient Greece and Rome, feasting and wild celebration in worship of certain gods, esp. Dionysus.
Webster's New World
Any wild merrymaking in a group, esp. with sexual activity.
Webster's New World
Unrestrained indulgence in any activity.
Webster's New World
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

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