ogre ogre  /ˈoʊ ɡər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a cruel wicked and inhuman person
  2. (n) (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The hero's an ogre and the princess can be almost as gross in the delightfully fractured fairy tale Shrek.
  2. The trial reduced Saddam from an ogre to a mere mortal, then to a figure of fun and finally into a pathetic, shriveled-up old man.
  3. One of several intertwined plots follows a woman as she travels toward the titular castle so that she can safely deliver the baby of her dead lover, who may be an ogre.

News

  • George Korda: Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the U.S. military

    The May 10, 2013, political cartoon by Rob Rogers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette depicted an ogre-like defendant, with misshapen head and close-cropped hair, standing alongside his defense attorney. The two are facing a judge.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

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Quotes

  1. In a letter to The Associated Press in 2002, Rolling wrote: "I assure you I am not a salivating ogre. Granted ...... time's past; the dark era of long ago - Dr. Jeckle & Mr. Hyde did strike up & down the corridors of insanety."
    on Oct 25, 2006 By: Danny Rolling Source: USA Today

  2. It's a picture book called "The Odious Ogre." "I was determined in this book to do the largest ogre in children's-book history - and the beefiest,Feiffer said.
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Jules Feiffer Source: Seattle Times

  3. "I just remember getting a solid knock and then getting up - it felt like I was trying to play footy with 12 schooners in me," Ryles said yesterday. "Stuff like that isn't intentional, especially from Ogre, he goes in hard all the time."
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Jason Ryles Source: South Western Rural Advertiser

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