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Definition of "harpy" []

  • A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture. (noun)
  • A shrewish woman. (noun)
  • One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner. (noun)
  • The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus). (noun)
  • A large and powerful double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "harpy" in a sentence
  • "May 31st, 2008 1: 39 pm ET thank god this harpy is almost history ...."
  • "Kettle Belly spoke rapidly in a tongue that meant nothing to Whandall, but he thought he heard the word harpy."
  • "A harpy is a nightmare image out of Greek Mythology."