Monster

(The). Renwick Williams, a wretch who used to prowl about London, wounding respectable women with a double-edged knife. He was convicted of several offences in July, 1790.

The green-eyed monster.
Jealousy; so called by Shakespeare in Othello.

Beware of Jealousy!
It is a green-eyed monster that doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

Act iii. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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