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Is ogre a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word ogre is a Scrabble US word. The word ogre is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is ogre a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word ogre is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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Is ogre a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word ogre is a Words With Friends word. The word ogre is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Ogre

You can make 22 words from 'ogre' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'ogre'

ERGO 5GOER 5
GORE 5OGRE 5
REGO 5 

3 letters words from 'ogre'

EGO 4ERG 4
GEO 4GER 4
GOE 4GOR 4
ORE 3ORG 4
REG 4REO 3
ROE 3 

2 letters words from 'ogre'

ER 2GO 3
OE 2OR 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of ogre

ogre gore orge roge groe rgoe oger goer oegr eogr geor egor oreg roeg oerg eorg reog erog greo rgeo gero egro rego ergo

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word ogre. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in ogre.

Definitions and meaning of ogre

ogre

Etymology

First attested in the 18th century, borrowed from French ogre, from Latin Orcus (god of the underworld), from Ancient Greek Ὄρκος (Órkos), the personified demon of oaths (ὅρκος (hórkos, oath)) who inflicts punishment upon perjurers. Doublet of orc.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ.ɡə/
  • (General American) enPR: ōʹgər, IPA(key): /ˈoʊ.ɡɚ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊɡə(ɹ)

Noun

ogre (plural ogres)

  1. (mythology) A type of brutish giant from folk tales that eats human flesh.
  2. (figuratively) A brutish man reminiscent of the mythical ogre.

Related terms

  • ogreish, ogrish
  • ogress
  • ogry

Translations

Anagrams

  • Geor., Gero, Gore, Rego, ergo, ergo-, gero-, goer, gore, orge, rego, roge

French

Etymology

From Old French ogre, from Latin Orcus (the underworld; the god Pluto), with metathesis. According to the Trésor de la langue française informatisé, first attested in the late 12th century meaning 'fierce non-Christian', and ca. 1300 meaning 'human-eating giant' (in fairy tales). Cognate with Old Spanish huerco (the Devil), Spanish huerco (depressed man in the dark), Italian orco (ogre, orc).

See also French lutin (imp, pixie), possibly from Old French netun (marine monster), derived from Latin Neptūnus, and also Old French gene (mischievous fairy) and Romanian zână (fairy), both inherited forms of Latin Diāna. A sermon by Merovingian French bishop St. Eligius (died 659) advises people against belief in Neptune, Diana, Orcus and Minerva.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔɡʁ/

Noun

ogre m (plural ogres, feminine ogresse)

  1. (mythology) ogre

Derived terms

  • l'ogre de Corse (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  • manger comme un ogre
  • ogrerie
  • ogresque

Descendants

All are borrowed.

Further reading

  • “ogre” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • orge

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

ogre m (plural ogres, feminine ogra, feminine plural ogras)

  1. Alternative form of ogro

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a cannibalistic giant.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)