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Orcs are a fictional race seen in many modern fantasy mediums (such as books and games), made of large, savage, and sometimes irredeemably evil humanoids. Created by J.R.R Tolkien, and their name was intended to be based on Old English words for "demon" or "ogre."

In Tolkien's works, smaller Orcs are sometimes referred to specifically as "Goblins," so in this sense one may consider an Orc to be a larger and more brutish type of Goblin, however outside of Tolkien's works this is rarely true, and Orcs are often made out to be a distinct race from Goblins, although in the Warhammer setting Orcs and Goblins are related races, part of a larger family of races known as "Greenskins."

Orcs are almost always savage and/or warlike, and are usually made out to be evil, unintelligent and pitiful monsters, and are often a creature simply used for "slaying fodder" for quests. However in the Warhammer settings Orcs or "Orks" are playable armies, and there is a sense of whimsy and glorified stupidity about them.

The Warcraft setting they are also playable; and their bloodlust and depravity came from being controlled by a demon curse which they have freed themselves from, and now have a sense of honour. In some other settings they are also from time-to-time given this "noble savage" image.
"The orcs are coming!"

"Well don't just stand there, slay them all!"
by DanCornelius September 22, 2011
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A person or species of exquiste ugliness with bad breath and other odors. Despicable item or quality of a person, or the person as a whole.
"That girl is so ugly, shes an Orc!"
by Mr. Hacky December 01, 2007
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someone uncivilised or genrally annoying, usually atributed to londoners
Don't go to london, that city is full of orcs
by Metal Master January 03, 2016
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A person fascinated by the boat 'ORCA' as depicted in the film 'JAWS'. To the extent that they recite lines from the film. I.e: "You're gonna need a bigger boat", or "We can radio in for a bigger boat"
What an Orc...Dave just told his boss he's gonna need a bigger boat if he wants to win the account.
by Fred Stine September 28, 2007
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The definition is commonly used to call uneducated, barbaric citizens in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The victims are mainly from rural areas who are just moved to the capital city or not civilized people.
Don't be an orc, use crossroad man!

Чи ямар өлөн юм бэ? Битгий орк шиг байл даа
Оркууд хаа сайгүй/ Orcs are everywhere etc
by sOruul ah n bn October 16, 2015
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This word is used to call uncivilized, brutish people who does not follow simple urban rules such as crossing a road when green lights on etc,.
Why you are eating so dirty. You are such an orc.
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by eegii December 09, 2016
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