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First attested in the 18th century, borrowing from French ogre, from Latin Orcus (god of the underworld), from Ancient Greek Όρκος (Órkos), the personified demon of oaths (ὅρκος (hórkos, oath)) who inflicts punishment upon perjurers. See also orc.

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ogre (plural ogres)

  1. (mythology) A type of brutish giant from folk tales that eats human flesh.
  2. (figuratively) A brutish man reminiscent of the mythical ogre.

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From Latin Orcus.

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ogre m (plural ogres, feminine ogresse)

  1. (mythology) ogre

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ogre m (plural ogres, feminine ogra, feminine plural ogras)

  1. (Portugal) Alternative form of ogro