Simple Definition of ogre
: an ugly giant in children's stories that eats people
: someone or something that is very frightening, cruel, or difficult to deal with
Examples of ogre
The book portrays their father as an ogre who mistreated them.
<a horror movie filled with ogres and demons of every description>
Origin of ogre
French, probably ultimately from Latin Orcus, god of the underworld
First Known Use: 1713
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up ogre? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).