Definition of orgy in English:

orgy

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdʒi
 
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noun (plural orgies)

  • 2 (orgies) • historical Secret rites used in the worship of Bacchus, Dionysus, and other Greek and Roman deities, celebrated with dancing, drunkenness, and singing: Bacchic orgies
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    • Reacting against Bacchanalian rites and orgies, they aimed at purifying the soul.
    • The murals, not badly done, depicted Bacchanalian orgies from various eras of history.
    • The Greeks and Roman orgies are discussed along with the more common, discreet exchange of marital partners.

Origin

early 16th century: originally plural, from French orgies, via Latin from Greek orgia 'secret rites or revels'.

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