- 1(In folklore) a man-eating giant.More example sentences
monster, giant, troll
- Ella's journey to find a way to break the spell has its own dangers as she meets up with elves, ogres, giants, fairies, and of course a very charming prince.
- A comic-fantasy-adventure filled with magic and music, ogres and elves, giants and wicked stepsisters, the film revisits a classic fairy-tale world with a distinctly 21st century twist.
- When you're a kid, you grow up on fairy tales, witches and giants and ogres.
- 1.1A cruel or terrifying person.More example sentences
- In fact, for all that he has been painted in some quarters as a manipulative ogre, one criticism that might be levelled at him is that he is too soft.
- You visit a lot of cities when you're being chased by a giant marketing ogre.
- It was then that Congress, under the leadership of those great ogres, voted by veto-proof majorities to end the arms embargo.
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- I tend to ignore them, after an initial smile to show I'm not entirely ogrish.
- The death of my wife seems to have made me a little… ogrish.
- His face contorted in fury at the murder of his kinsmen, and with a shrill cry he leapt at the nearest of the ogrish guards.
Pronunciation: /ˈōg(ə)riSH/(also ogrish) adjective
early 18th century: from French, first used by the French writer Perrault in 1697.