- a female monster in fairy tales and popular legend, usually represented as a hideous giant who feeds on human flesh.
- a monstrously ugly, cruel, or barbarous woman.
Origin of ogress1
- a roundel sable.
Origin of ogress2
First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain
Also called pellet.
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Examples from the Web for ogress
Miss Lizzie was the grim and terrible Ogress who dwelt in her lonely castle.Emmy Lou
George Madden Martin
With a light heart the young man awaited the return of the ogress.The Crimson Fairy Book
They started on their way, and came to a sheep-farm which belonged to the ogress.
They kept on and came to a well, and near it the ogress was sitting.
Then the fox threw the ogress down the well, and then entered the ogress' palace.