n. pl. Har·pies
1. Greek Mythology One of several loathsome, voracious monsters with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail, wings, and talons of a bird.
2. harpy A predatory person.
3. harpy A shrewish woman.
[Latin harpȳia, singular of Latin harpȳiae, the Harpies, from Greek harpūiai.]
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