\ ˈō-g(ə-)rəs How to pronounce ogress (audio) \

Definition of ogress

: a female ogre

Examples of ogress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or where love turns a princess into an ogress, or parents kick out their 7-year-old children with bad advice and curses. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "“Shrek: The Musical” Opens At Bradley Playhouse," 1 Aug. 2019 And in Iceland, the Yule Lads who visit children in the run-up to Christmas are said to be the sons of the ogress Gryla, a character in Snorri Sturluson’s 13th-century Prose Edda. Regina Hansen, WSJ, "The Ancient Magic of Elves," 21 Dec. 2018 Their mother, Gryla, is a horned ogress who poses a double threat, putting naughty kids in a sack to eat later. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "Trolls, ogres, and giant cats: How Iceland celebrates Christmas," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of ogress

1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Ogress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ogress. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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