: a female ogre

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web What exactly is going on with that large flock of crows, the suspicious villagers, the charming mayor and that secretive ogress? Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 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, 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, 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, 19 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ogress was in 1713

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Cite this Entry

“Ogress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ogress. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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