orgy
noun (plural orgies) Etymology: Middle French orgie, from Latin orgia, plural, from Greek; akin to Greek ergon work — more at work Date: circa 1561 1. secret ceremonial rites held in honor of an ancient Greek or Roman deity and usually characterized by ecstatic singing and dancing 2. a. drunken revelry b. a sexual encounter involving many people; also an excessive sexual indulgence 3. excessive indulgence in something especially to satisfy an inordinate appetite or craving <
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