Definition of teddy
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Recent Examples of teddy from the Web
Branagh’s consolation prize: A stuffed teddy bear, given to her by Zhang.
And the store is kicking off its annual summer Camp Erin charity project, which provides bereaved children with teddies in handmade outfits.
These storylines can infiltrate schools, tainting a teacher’s expectations of both her power and her complicated students—like T, my 10th-grader who toted a pink teddy bear with a safety pin jammed through its ear.
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Origin and Etymology of teddy
First Known Use: 1924See Words from the same year
TEDDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of teddy for English Language Learners
: a piece of light clothing that is worn by women as underwear or in bed
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