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[green-ahyd] /ˈgrinˌaɪd/
adjective, Informal.
jealous; envious; distrustful.
Origin of green-eyed
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I 'd no idea you were so susceptible to the green-eyed monster.

    Potts's Painless Cure Edward Bellamy
  • He could have smashed the face of that green-eyed impersonator.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • “I'm Trella Nuspar,” she said, favoring him with a green-eyed glance.

    The Jupiter Weapon Charles Louis Fontenay
  • I must not forget the green-eyed monster which had so startled me.

    Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston
  • As for trying it on any one else, all she'll get will be a reputation for green-eyed jealousy.

    Wanted: A Husband Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for green-eyed


jealous or envious
the green-eyed monster, jealousy or envy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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