arctophile

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noun arc·to·phile \ˈärk-tə-ˌfī(-ə)l\

Definition of arctophile

plural

arctophiles

  1. :  a person who likes or collects teddy bears Arctophiles and children should make time for Teddy Melrose, the teddy bear museum, tearoom and workshop … — Juliet Clough, Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 30 June 1996

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Origin and Etymology of arctophile

arcto- + -phile


First Known Use: 1970


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