Fast Eddie

Posted by Arthur on May 18, 2005

In Reply to: Fast Eddie posted by William Vaden on May 18, 2005

: I have heard the expression "fast Eddie" and would like to know where it originated.

"Fast Eddie" may come from the name of the accomplished pocket billiards player, Eddie Parker, memorialized in the movie "The Hustler." Presumably, he was named "fast" because he played at a quick pace and could win games of pool quickly.