OGRE
. s. m.
Personnage des contes de fées, espèce de monstre, de géant, d'homme sauvage, qu'on suppose se nourrir de chair humaine.

Fam., Manger comme un ogre, Manger excessivement.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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