Definition of green-eyed monster in English:

green-eyed monster

Syllabification: green-eyed mon·ster


(the green-eyed monster)
Jealousy personified.
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • He realises that it's another attack of the green-eyed monster.


from Shakespeare's Othello ( iii. 3. 166).

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