[ rik-uh n-bak-er ]
/ ˈrɪk ənˌbæk ər /


Edward VernonEddie, 1890–1973, U.S. aviator and aviation executive.

Definition for eddie (2 of 4)

[ ahr-kair-oh ]
/ ɑrˈkɛər oʊ /


EdwardEddie, 1916–97, U.S. jockey.

Definition for eddie (3 of 4)

[ kol-inz ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪnz /


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.

Definition for eddie (4 of 4)

[ ed-ee ]
/ ˈɛd i /


Mary (Morse) BakerMrs. GloverMrs. Patterson, 1821–1910, U.S. founder of the Christian Science Church.
Also Ed·die. a male given name, form of Edgar or Edward.
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British Dictionary definitions for eddie (1 of 4)

/ (ˈkɒlɪnz) /


a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar

Word Origin for collins

C20: probably after the proper name Collins

British Dictionary definitions for eddie (2 of 4)

/ (ˈkɒlɪnz) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for eddie (3 of 4)

/ (ˈɛdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

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

verb -dies, -dying or -died

to move or cause to move against the main current

Word Origin for eddy

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

British Dictionary definitions for eddie (4 of 4)

/ (ˈɛdɪ) /


Mary Baker. 1821–1910, US religious leader; founder of the Christian Science movement (1866)
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Science definitions for eddie

[ ĕdē ]

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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