See also: Eddy

English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɛd.i/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛdi

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English eddy, from Old English edēa, from ed- (turning, back, reverse) + ēa (water), equivalent to ed- +‎ ea.[1] Ultimately from PIE *h₁é, "and, consequently," cognate with Latin "et." Related also to Danish ide (eddy), Swedish eda (eddy), Norwegian ida, ia, ea (eddy), Icelandic iða (eddy).

Noun edit

eddy (plural eddies)

  1. A current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current.
    • 1922, A. M. Chisholm, A Thousand a Plate:
      In the bow old Dobbs fought the stream cunningly, twisting the nose into eddies and backwaters, taking advantage when he could of set of current, and when he could not, paddling doggedly, not so powerfully, perhaps, as his partner, but with equal steadiness.
  2. A circular current; a whirlpool.
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Verb edit

eddy (third-person singular simple present eddies, present participle eddying, simple past and past participle eddied)

  1. (intransitive) To form an eddy; to move in, or as if in, an eddy; to move in a circle.

Etymology 2 edit

Clipping of edible.

Noun edit

eddy (plural eddies or eddys)

  1. (slang) A marijuana edible.
    • 2022 April 30, Chris Distefano (quoted), Angela Barbuti, “NYC comic Chris Distefano laughs off woke culture in Netflix special”, in New York Post[1]:
      I never really was into weed until recently. On my "Chrissy Chaos" podcast on Patreon, I do a segment every Friday called the "Chris and Eddy Show" 'cause I call edibles "eddys,' so I take an eddy and I do a show.
    • 2022 June 25, Amelia Williams, “America's yummiest THC gummies of summer 2022”, in Leafly[2]:
      These eddies are made with both fruits and veggies, and weed of course, with cozy flavor profiles like honey lemon and apple pie.
    • 2022 August 26, Nadir Pearson, “The ultimate stoner’s guide to weed at festivals”, in Leafly[3]:
      If you do end up bringing a couple eddies with you, try removing them from any packaging and passing them off as regular candy. Think ahead of time what dosage of edibles you’d like to bring and how high you’re trying to get.

References edit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “eddy”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Etymology edit

From French adieu.

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  1. Nonstandard spelling of äddi.

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  1. Obsolete form of addawa ((s/he) promises).