ogress

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[ oh-gris ]
/ ˈoʊ grɪs /

noun

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.

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Origin of ogress

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From the French word ogresse, dating back to 1705–15. See ogre, -ess

usage note for ogress

See -ess.

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Definition for ogress (2 of 2)

ogress2
[ oh-gris ]
/ ˈoʊ grɪs /

noun Heraldry.

a roundel sable.
Also called pellet.

Origin of ogress

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First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain
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