- 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
Related Words for ogressspectacle, blot, ogre, fright, mess, eyesore, tramp, slob, monstrosity, scarecrow, ogress, shrew, biddy, beldam, virago, Jezebel, vixen, fury, slattern, harpy
Examples from the Web for ogress
Historical Examples of 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.