Definition of green-eyed in US English:



  • 1Having green eyes.

    ‘a portrait of a young, green-eyed girl’
    1. 1.1 Envious or jealous.
      ‘this is where I get a bit green-eyed and bitter’


  • the green-eyed monster

    • Jealousy personified.

      • ‘Charlotte Church, with her perfect teeth and beautiful voice, has brought out the green-eyed monster in many of us.’
      • ‘He realises that it's another attack of the green-eyed monster.’
      • ‘A staggeringly beautiful face, a body to die for, highly successful and brains to boot - the green-eyed monster in all of us would almost wish her personality to be something less - but it's not!’
      • ‘However, I have to admit that the green-eyed monster sometimes rears its head when I compare my puny attempts with those of your experts.’
      • ‘Designed exclusively for Habitat by Lance McGregor, this solid teak range is likely to bring out the green-eyed monster in the neighbours.’