His demeanor won him the nickname “ogre of Avetrana” because of his dirty fingernails and soiled clothing.
Storm in sky and sea matches human passions and conflict; waves grind boulders “with ogre anger.”
When the new installment of Shrek opened this past weekend, audiences flocked for another fix of ogre and Donkey.
After some days the ogre told him again to put out his finger, and Thirteenth stuck out a spindle.
"You will now see the other ogre," he said, and I pictured to myself the other ogre as charming as his partner.
There she was ordered to prepare a large pie, made of rats and bats, for the ogre's supper.
All his old prejudices were reviving; it was as if he were going to some ogre's den.
So they were married the very next day, and took possession of the ogre's castle, and of everything that had belonged to him.
Suddenly he turned into an ogre, spread his wings and was about to fly.
And looking to her like an ogre, he would advance to her, whispering: "By this kiss of peace, I take ye into my family!"
"man-eating giant," 1713, hogre (in a translation of a French version of the Arabian Nights), from French ogre, first used in Perrault's "Contes," 1697, and perhaps formed by him from Italian orco "demon, monster," from Latin Orcus "Hades," perhaps via an Italian dialect. In English, more literary than colloquial. The conjecture that it is from Byzantine Ogur "Hungarian" or some other version of that people's name (perhaps via confusion with the bloodthirsty Huns), lacks historical evidence. Related: Ogrish; ogrishness.