This woman is being greedy.
An example of greedy is when you gobble up 10 of the 12 cookies before the other five people at the party have a chance to get any.
- wanting or taking all that one can get, with no thought of others' needs; desiring more than one needs or deserves; avaricious; covetous
- having too strong a desire for food and drink; gluttonous; voracious
- intensely eager
Origin of greedyMiddle English gredie ; from Old English grædig ; from base of græd- (in grædum, eagerly) + -ig (see -y), akin to Gothic gr?dags, literally , hungry ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ?her-, to crave from source Classical Greek charis, grace, favor
- Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things, especially wishing to possess more than what one needs or deserves.
- Having or showing a desire to eat or drink in large or excessive amounts.
- Extremely eager or desirous for an activity or pursuit: greedy for the opportunity to prove their ability.
Origin of greedyMiddle English gredi, from Old English gr&aemac;dig; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative greedier, superlative greediest)
From Middle English gredy, from Old English grǣdiġ (“greedy, hungry, eager”), from Proto-Germanic *grēdagaz (“hungry”), from Proto-Germanic *grēdaz, *grēduz, *grēdô (“hunger”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰAr(e)dʰ-, *gʰrēdʰ- (“to be hungry, long for”), equivalent to greed + -y. Cognate with Old Saxon grādag ("gladly, willingly" compare Dutch graag), Old High German grātag (“greedy”), Danish grådig (“greedy”) (from Old Norse gráðigr (“greedy”), gráði (“greed, hunger”)), Gothic (grēdags, “hungry”). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian ngordh (“to crave for, starve, die”).