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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: , perhaps from Latin Orcus god of the dead

ogre

noun
     
Related topics: Folklore
o‧gre [countable]
1RF a large imaginary person in children's stories who eats people
2 someone who seems cruel and frightening:
Her father sounded like a real ogre.

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