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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: orgie, from Latin orgia (plural), from Greek

orgy

noun
     
Related topics: Leisure
or‧gy plural orgies [countable]
1DL a wild party with a lot of eating, drinking, and sexual activity:
the drunken orgies of their youth
2 sexual activity in a group
3

an orgy of something

used to emphasize that people suddenly do a lot of a particular activity, especially far too much of it:
an orgy of spending
an orgy of violence
orgiastic adjective

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