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1. A female giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats humans.
2. A woman who is considered particularly cruel, brutish, or ugly. See Usage Note at -ess.


(ˈoʊ grɪs)

1. a female ogre.
2. a monstrously ugly or cruel woman.
[1705–15; < French ogresse. See ogre, -ess]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ogress - (folklore) a female ogre
ogre - (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings


n (Myth) → menschenfressende Riesin; (fig)Ungeheuer nt, → Unmensch m
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