ETYM Old Eng. monstre, French monstre, from Latin monstrum, orig., a divine omen, indicating misfortune; akin of monstrare to show, point out, indicate, and monere to warn. Related to Monition, Demonstrate, Muster.
1. An imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts.
2. A cruel wicked and inhuman person; SYN. fiend, devil, demon, ogre.
3. (Medicine) A grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus.
monsters / mɑːnstərz /
monstrosities / mɒnstrɒsɪtɪz /
ogre / oʊɡə(r) /
ETYM French, from Spanish ogro, from Latin Orcus the god of the infernal regions; also, the lower world, hell.
(Folklore) A giant who likes to eat human beings.