Definition of ogre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ogre

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈəʊɡə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊɡər//
     
     
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  1. 1 (in stories) a cruel and frightening giant who eats people
  2. 2a very frightening person My boss is a real ogre.
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from French, first used by the French writer Perrault in 1697.
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