Examples of ogre in a Sentence
The book portrays their father as an ogre who mistreated them.
a horror movie filled with ogres and demons of every description
Recent Examples of ogre from the Web
The ogre-faced or net-casting spiders hold their webs in their front legs and drop them onto passing insects.
The ogre sequel broke the Shrke 2 record and as expected beat second place Spider-Man 3,
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Origin and Etymology of ogre
French, probably ultimately from Latin Orcus, god of the underworld
First Known Use: 1713
OGRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ogre for English Language Learners
: an ugly giant in children's stories that eats people
: someone or something that is very frightening, cruel, or difficult to deal with
OGRE Defined for Kids
Definition of ogre for Students
1 : an ugly giant of fairy tales and folklore who eats people
2 : a person or object that is frightening or causes strong feelings of dislike
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