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o·gre

ogre

 
 
pronunciation:
o gr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an ugly giant or monster in folk tales and children's stories. Ogres are said to eat people.
The people of the village told frightening tales of an ogre who lived in a cave in the mountain.
similar words:
beast, Cyclops, ghoul, giant, monster
definition 2: a very evil, ugly, or cruel person.
The football coach can be an ogre when his team loses.
synonyms:
monster, savage
similar words:
brute, ghoul
derivations: ogreish (adj.), ogreishly (adv.)