Definition of greedy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

greedy

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈɡriːdi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡriːdi//
 
(greedier, greediest) Healthy eating habits, Selfish
 
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  • wanting more money, power, food, etc. than you really need You greedy pig! You've already had two helpings! He stared at the diamonds with greedy eyes. greedy for something The shareholders are greedy for profit. See related entries: Healthy eating habits, Selfish
  • Word Origin Old English grǣdig, of Germanic origin.Idioms (British English, informal) used to refer to somebody who eats too much Make sure greedy guts doesn’t eat all the cake. See related entries: Healthy eating habits, Selfish
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: greedy