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Rickenbacker

[rik-uh n-bak-er]
noun
  1. Edward VernonEddie, 1890–1973, U.S. aviator and aviation executive.
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Arcaro

[ahr-kair-oh]
noun
  1. EdwardEddie, 1916–97, U.S. jockey.
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Collins

[kol-inz]
noun
  1. Edward TrowbridgeEddie, 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player.
  2. Michael,1890–1922, Irish revolutionist and patriot.
  3. Michael,born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
  4. William,1721–59, English poet.
  5. (William) Wil·kie [wil-kee] /ˈwɪl ki/, 1824–89, English novelist.
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Eddy

[ed-ee]
noun
  1. Mary (Morse) BakerMrs. GloverMrs. Patterson, 1821–1910, U.S. founder of the Christian Science Church.
  2. Also Ed·die. a male given name, form of Edgar or Edward.
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Contemporary Examples of eddie

Historical Examples of eddie

  • And there was big, handsome, Eddie Arledge, whose father had treated him shabbily.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • All they would tell of the death of Eddie Griggs would be: "He got what was coming to him!"

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • "English Eddie was killed with this gun last night," he said.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Now, he again brought out the weapon that had done Eddie Griggs to death.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for eddie

collins

noun
  1. a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
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Word Origin for collins

C20: probably after the proper name Collins

Collins

noun
  1. 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
  2. (William) Wilkie. 1824–89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
  3. William. 1721–59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism
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eddy

noun plural -dies
  1. 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
  2. a deviation from or disturbance in the main trend of thought, life, etc, esp one that is relatively unimportant
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verb -dies, -dying or -died
  1. to move or cause to move against the main current
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Word Origin for eddy

C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse itha; related to Old English ed- again, back, Old High German it-

Eddy

noun
  1. Mary Baker. 1821–1910, US religious leader; founder of the Christian Science movement (1866)
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Word Origin and History for eddie

Collins

n.

"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.

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eddy

v.

1810, from eddy (n.). Related: Eddied; eddying.

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eddy

n.

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 "and, but, however." Related: Eddies.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

eddie in Science

eddy

[ĕdē]
  1. 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.
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