arctophile

noun

arc·​to·​phile ˈärk-tə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce arctophile (audio)
plural arctophiles
: 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

Word History

Etymology

arcto- + -phile

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arctophile was in 1970

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“Arctophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arctophile. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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