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ogre

noun [C]     /ˈəʊ.ɡər/ US  /ˈoʊ.ɡɚ/
a large frightening character in children's stories who eats childrenLegendary and mythological characters informal a fierce and frightening person: The headmaster at my junior school was a real ogre.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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