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Definition of "ogre" []

  • A giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats humans. (noun)
  • A person who is felt to be particularly cruel, brutish, or hideous. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ogre" in a sentence
  • "Defense of that contemptible ogre is the very farthest thing from my mind."
  • "'I laugh because the ogre is killed!' she replied, 'and because the prince who killed it is sleeping in my house.'"
  • "So he called the ogre and asked her of him for his wife; but the ogre said it was not his affair, for he had learned that very morning that Violet was the daughter of Cola Aniello."