) KEY NOUN: pl. ed·dies
- A current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, especially in a circular motion.
- A drift or tendency that is counter to or separate from a main current, as of opinion, tradition, or history.
, ed·dies VERB: intr.
- To move in or as if in an eddy. See Synonyms at turn.
- To cause to move in or as if in an eddy.
Middle English ydy
, probably of Scandinavian origin
; akin to Old Norse idha