[gree-dee] /ˈgri di/
adjective, greedier, greediest.
excessively or inordinately desirous of wealth, profit, etc.; avaricious:
the greedy owners of the company.
having a strong or great desire for food or drink.
keenly desirous; eager (often followed by of or for):
greedy for praise.
adjective greedier, greediest
excessively desirous of food or wealth, esp in large amounts; voracious
(postpositive) foll by for. eager (for): a man greedy for success
Old English grædig (West Saxon), gredig (Anglian) “voracious,” also “covetous,” from Proto-Germanic *grædagaz (cf. Old Saxon gradag “greedy,” Old Norse graðr “greed, hunger,” Danish graadig, Dutch gretig, Old High German gratag “greedy”), from *græduz (cf. Gothic gredus “hunger,” Old English grædum “eagerly”), possibly from PIE root *gher- “to like, want” (cf. Sanskrit grdh “to be greedy”).
In Greek, the word was philargyros, literally “money-loving.” A German word for it is habsüchtig, from haben “to have” + sucht “sickness, disease,” with sense tending toward “passion for.”
noun A glutton; chow hound, pig: One has no problem with Clifford Irving, a mere greedyguts (1546+)
- Greedy guts
noun 1. (functioning as sing) (slang) a glutton
noun (Variations: goifa or greafa or greapha or greefo or greeta or grefa or griefo or griffa or grifo) Marijuana or a marijuana cigarette [1930s+ Narcotics; fr Mexican Spanish griffa, ”weed”]
[gree-gree] /ˈgri gri/ noun 1. . [gree-gree] /ˈgri gri/ noun, plural grigris. 1. an African charm, amulet, or fetish. /ˈɡriːɡriː/ noun 1. a variant spelling of grigri /ˈɡriːɡriː/ noun (pl) -gris (-ɡriːz), -grees 1. an African talisman, amulet, or charm