ted·​dy | \ ˈte-dē How to pronounce teddy (audio) \
plural teddies

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Perhaps no threat to Victoria’s Secret’s dominance is more mortal than Rihanna, whose Savage x Fenty show made headlines when pregnant model Slick Woods walked the runway in pasties, a strappy teddy, and stilettos. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "“We’re Nobody’s Third Love, We’re Their First Love”—The Architects of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Are Still Banking on Bombshells," 8 Nov. 2018 Exceptional also told Snopes it was inspired to make the Trumpian teddy in the grand tradition of the original teddy bear being named after President Teddy Roosevelt in 1902. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "How Can the Trump-ified Teddy, Trumpy Bear, Be Real?," 12 Nov. 2018 On the red carpet, Halsey took the whole lingerie as an outfit yet another step further wearing a black teddy with a bra and underwear. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Halsey Wore Her Bra and Underwear as an Outfit on the Red Carpet," 9 Nov. 2018 At this boutique hotel, rooms have different looks, and a handful get carried away (like the Bears Room, with whimsical stuffed teddies). Davey Young, Condé Nast Traveler, "What To Do in Shibuya: Our Guide," 5 Mar. 2018 For those whose biggest priority is comfort, this Eberjey Colette teddy is on sale for $49. Maria Cassano, Allure, "Journelle's Semi-Annual Sale Is Offering 50% Off on Bras, Underwear, and More," 14 June 2018 He is romantically involved with a TV starlet, who upstaged him in an appearance at the San Remo musical festival in a transparent gown with sequin accents over a lace teddy. Washington Post, "New faces and old hands battle it out in Italy’s election," 3 Mar. 2018 Saturday Night Live did an appalling skit about Sanders a few weeks ago, making her look obese and stuffed into a leather teddy, reenacting a Demi Lovato video. Julie Kelly, National Review, "The Double Standard for Trump Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders," 12 Dec. 2017 A pink teddy bear sat in a line of stuffed animals that looked out onto the street, keeping watch. Tessa Weinberg, The Courier-Journal, "‘Seeing blood on the walls’: Mother of 7-year-old killed by stray bullet struggles with private heartache," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of teddy

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teddy

origin unknown

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teddy boy

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English Language Learners Definition of teddy

chiefly US : a piece of light clothing that is worn by women as underwear or in bed

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