Meaning of EDDY in English

EDDY

/ ˈedi; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

( pl. -ies ) a movement of air, dust or water in a circle

■ verb

( ed·dies , eddy·ing , ed·died , ed·died ) [ v ] ( of air, dust, water, etc. ) to move around in a circle

SYN swirl :

The waves swirled and eddied around the rocks.

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : probably from the Germanic base of the Old English prefix ed- again, back .

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