Meaning of Harpy

Har•py

Pronunciation: (här'pē), [key]
— pl. -pies.
  1. a ravenous, filthy monster having a woman's head and a bird's body.
  2. (l.c.) a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; shrew.
  3. (l.c.) a greedy, predatory person.
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