Definitions for orgyˈɔr dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•gyˈɔr dʒi(n.)(pl.)-gies.

  1. drunken or licentious revelry, esp. a party characterized by sexual promiscuity.

  2. any actions or proceedings marked by unbridled indulgence of passions:

    an orgy of killing.

  3. orgies, (in ancient Greece) esoteric religious rituals, esp. in the worship of Demeter or Dionysus.

    Category: Antiquities

Origin of orgy:

1580–90; < MF orgie < L orgia (neut. pl.) secret rites < Gk órgia, akin to érgonwork

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orgy, binge, splurge(noun)

    any act of immoderate indulgence

    "an orgy of shopping"; "an emotional binge"; "a splurge of spending"

  2. orgy(noun)

    secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity

  3. orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry(noun)

    a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

Wiktionary

  1. orgy(Noun)

    A revel involving indiscriminate group sexual activity.

  2. orgy(Noun)

    Excessive indulgence in a specified activity.

  3. Origin: Originally in plural from orgies, from orgia, from ὄργια.

Freebase

  1. Orgy

    In modern usage, an orgy is a sex party where guests freely engage in open and unrestrained sexual activity or group sex. Swingers' parties do not always conform to this designation because at many swinger parties the sexual partners may all know each other or at least have some commonality among economic class, educational attainment or other shared attributes. Some swingers contend that an orgy, as opposed to a sex party, requires some anonymity of sexual partners in complete sexual abandon. Other kinds of "sex party" may fare less well with this labeling. Participation in an "orgy" is a common sexual fantasy and group sex targeting such consumers is a subgenre in pornographic films. The term is also used metaphorically in expressions, such as an "orgy of colour" or an "orgy of destruction" to indicate excess, overabundance. The term "orgiastic" does not generally connote group sex and is closer to the classical roots and this metaphorical usage.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

orgy(noun)

a wild party or celebration

a drunken orgy.

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