Definition of ogress in English:

ogress

noun

  • A female ogre.

    • ‘The only special effect in all this is her finely calibrated performance, a balancing act, as she explains, that often involved invoking the ogress when she was in character as the saint.’
    • ‘The ogress attempts to kill and cook them, but the children throw her into the heated oven.’
    • ‘Eris in her original form was to the Greeks an image of the classic cannibal ogress.’
    • ‘It was then that an ugly ugly ogress came up to me and asked me to dance.’
    • ‘I was transfixed by the vision of this Arctic ogress stepping through the gloom.’
    • ‘Like the ogresses of fairytales or the winds of war, their mills grind bones.’
    • ‘She's no longer the ogress she used to be to right-thinking people.’
    • ‘But then he has second thoughts: Maybe Fionna would have been happier as a princess, instead of the ogress that I turned her into.’
    • ‘It would be like winning a kiss from an ogress who called herself fair.’
    • ‘In the Egyptian tale, he greets the ogress and, because of the way he does this, she hides him to protect him from her bloodthirsty son.’
    monster, giantess
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Pronunciation

ogress

/ˈəʊɡrɛs/