[ green-ahyd ]
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Origin of green-eyed

First recorded in 1590–1600 in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (1596?), green being associated with envy

Words Nearby green-eyed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use green-eyed in a sentence

  • To all appearances, the green-eyed lady was not at home—not unless those catlike eyes of hers were capable of seeing in the dark.

  • It is the green-eyed monster which never did and never will improve each shining hour, but quite the reverse.

    Somebody's Luggage | Charles Dickens
  • She had not yet come to a point where she could repose faith in the odd, green-eyed girl of whom Marjorie had grown so fond.

  • Beware of jealousy; "it is the green-eyed monster, which doth make the meat it feeds on."

  • No, nor even with the green-eyed monster Jealousy her unscrupulous effrontery had not hesitated to impute.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for green-eyed


  1. jealous or envious

  2. the green-eyed monster jealousy or envy

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