From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Ogre \O"gre\ ([=o]"g[~e]r), noun [F., fr. Sp. ogro, fr. L. Orcus the god of the infernal regions; also, the lower world, hell.] An imaginary monster, or hideous giant of fairy tales, who lived on human beings; hence, any frightful giant; a cruel monster.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "ogre": Argus, Briareus, Cerberus, Charybdis, Cyclops, Dracula, Echidna, Frankenstein, Gorgon, Harpy, Hydra, Loch Ness monster, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Python, Scylla, Sphinx, Talos, Typhon, Wolf-man, bogey, bogeyman, brute, bugaboo, bugbear, cad, centaur, chimera, cockatrice, demon, dragon, drake, fee-faw-fum, fiend, frightener, ghost, ghoul, giant, griffin, hippocampus, hobgoblin, holy terror, horror, incubus, man-eater, mermaid, merman, monster, nightmare, nixie, ogress, phantom, revenant, roc, sadist, salamander, satyr, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, scoundrel, sea horse, sea serpent, siren, specter, succubus, terror, troll, unicorn, vampire, villain, werewolf, windigo, xiphopagus, zombie
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