Etymology
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greedy (adj.)

Old English grædig (West Saxon), gredig (Anglian) "voracious, hungry," also "covetous, eager to obtain," from Proto-Germanic *grædagaz (source also of Old Saxon gradag "greedy," Old Norse graðr "greed, hunger," Danish graadig, Dutch gretig, Old High German gratag "greedy," Gothic gredags "hungry"), from *græduz (source also of Gothic gredus "hunger," Old English grædum "eagerly"), possibly from PIE root *gher- (2) "to like, want" (source of 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."

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Definitions of greedy

greedy (adj.)
(often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;
greedy for fame
Synonyms: avid / devouring / esurient
greedy (adj.)
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;
greedy for money and power
grew richer and greedier
greedy (adj.)
wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume;
don't be greedy with the cookies
From wordnet.princeton.edu