I. ed ‧ dy 1 /ˈedi/ BrE AmE noun ( plural eddies ) [countable]
[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Origin: Probably from Old Norse itha ]
a circular movement of water, wind, dust etc:
the racing river caused swirling eddies
II. eddy 2 BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle eddied , present participle eddying , third person singular eddies ) [intransitive]
if water, wind, dust etc eddies, it moves around with a circular movement:
Mist eddied round the house.