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

     

    orgy

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɔːdʒi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrdʒi//
     
    (pl. orgies)
     
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  1. 1a party at which there is a lot of eating, drinking and sexual activity a drunken orgy
  2. 2orgy (of something) (disapproving) an extreme amount of a particular activity The rebels went on an orgy of killing. an orgy of spending
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent.: originally plural, from French orgies, via Latin from Greek orgia ‘secret rites or revels’.
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