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Origin of green-eyed

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for green-eyed

envious, jealous

Examples from the Web for green-eyed

Contemporary Examples of green-eyed

Historical Examples of green-eyed

  • 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


  1. jealous or envious
  2. the green-eyed monster jealousy or envy
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