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orgy

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noun or·gy \ˈȯr-jē\

Simple Definition of orgy

  • : a wild party and especially one in which many people have sex together

  • : something that is done too much and in a wild way

Full Definition of orgy

plural orgies

  1. 1 :  secret ceremonial rites held in honor of an ancient Greek or Roman deity and usually characterized by ecstatic singing and dancing

  2. 2 a :  drunken revelry b :  a sexual encounter involving many people; also :  an excessive sexual indulgence

  3. 3 :  excessive indulgence in something especially to satisfy an inordinate appetite or craving <an orgy of destruction> <a national orgy of thrill seeking and risk taking — K. T. Greenfeld>

Origin of orgy

Middle French orgie, from Latin orgia, plural, from Greek; akin to Greek ergon work — more at work


First Known Use: circa 1561


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