- Edward VernonEddie, 1890–1973, U.S. aviator and aviation executive.
- EdwardEddie, 1916–97, U.S. jockey.
- Edward TrowbridgeEddie, 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player.
- Michael,1890–1922, Irish revolutionist and patriot.
- Michael,born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
- William,1721–59, English poet.
- (William) Wil·kie [wil-kee] /ˈwɪl ki/, 1824–89, English novelist.
Examples from the Web for eddie
I watched SNL—the Eddie Murphy generation—and also SCTV with Rick Moranis.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
Eddie Murphy opened the doors for other black actors—and black comics—who are now seeing a major amount of play in films.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle
December 6, 2014
Leaving the moribund Eddie, Frank crosses paths with a black deliveryman, and they talk about hurricane survivors.
But after resisting Eddie, Frank makes his visit, and the dying man confesses a disturbing secret from decades ago.
Another role Oscars were made for comes courtesy of Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything.Oscar's Battle of the Brits: Pals Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne Vie for the Gold
September 11, 2014
And there was big, handsome, Eddie Arledge, whose father had treated him shabbily.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"English Eddie was killed with this gun last night," he said.
All they would tell of the death of Eddie Griggs would be: "He got what was coming to him!"
Now, he again brought out the weapon that had done Eddie Griggs to death.
Or mebbe it's just Eddie himself that has fancied to look in, not having anything else on.'Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
- a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
- Michael. 1890–1922, Irish republican revolutionary: a leader of Sinn Féin; member of the Irish delegation that negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (1921) that established the Irish Free State
- (William) Wilkie. 1824–89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
- William. 1721–59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism
- a movement in a stream of air, water, or other fluid in which the current doubles back on itself causing a miniature whirlwind or whirlpool
- a deviation from or disturbance in the main trend of thought, life, etc, esp one that is relatively unimportant
- to move or cause to move against the main current
- Mary Baker. 1821–1910, US religious leader; founder of the Christian Science movement (1866)
Word Origin and History for eddie
"iced gin drink served in a tall glass" (called a Collins glass), 1940, American English; earlier Tom Collins (by 1878), of uncertain origin. Popular in early 1940s; bartending purists at the time denied it could be based on anything but gin. The surname (12c.) is from a masc. proper name, a diminutive of Col, itself a pet form of Nicholas.
1810, from eddy (n.). Related: Eddied; eddying.
mid-15c., Scottish ydy, possibly from Old Norse iða "whirlpool," from Proto-Germanic *ith- "a second time, again," which is related to the common Old English prefix ed- "again, backwards; repetition, turning" (forming such words as edðingung "reconciliation," edgift "restitution," edniwian "to renew, restore," edhwierfan "to retrace one's steps," edgeong "to become young again"). Cf. Old English edwielle "eddy, vortex, whirlpool." The prefix is cognate with Latin et, Old High German et-, Gothic iþ "and, but, however." Related: Eddies.
- A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence. See also vortex.