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

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Recent Examples on the Web Champagne teddy bears, mint and lime flavored gummy leaves, sour lemon gumdrops, and crème brulee almonds are among the selections. BostonGlobe.com, "New bon bons from Lady M, for Mother’s Day (or any day)," 20 Apr. 2021 In the previous 12 years, when the event was held in person, the Otters averaged 3,819 teddy bears collected, with the donations ranging from Beanie Babies to five- or six-foot-tall teddy bears. Samantha Pell Washington Post, Star Tribune, "The teddy bear toss is a hockey tradition. Even in a pandemic, this community kept it going," 19 Jan. 2021 Back in reality, there is little time to ponder forlorn teddy bears. Nathan Deuel, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Heartbreak is all in a day’s work in a timely novel about a nurse on edge," 3 Dec. 2020 Though Cyrus’s infamous teddy-bear rave at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards solidified an image of the star as a hip-hop-appropriating, Gaga-adjacent nightclub diva, the truth is that was her vibe for only one album cycle. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Miley Cyrus Has Always Been Rock-and-Roll," 3 Dec. 2020 Until recent weeks, Wallace said, no one ventured into her daughter’s room, where the walls are painted pink and about a half-dozen teddy bears rest on her bed. Washington Post, "Resumption of jury trials in D.C. Superior Court remains uncertain as victims, families long for justice," 23 Oct. 2020 In the Black Widow room, Moore wears a lace teddy with a cutout in the front, elbow-length leather gloves, and fishnet tights. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Here’s A Sneak Peek Of Lizzo, Willow Smith, & More At Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show," 1 Oct. 2020 In recent weeks, neighborhoods in cities around the world have participated in these bear hunts, encouraging families to place their favorite stuffed teddy in the front window of their home as a scavenger hunt. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Teddy bear hunt pops up across Indy, providing a family-friendly distraction from COVID-19," 3 Apr. 2020 In all, Bears staff counted 45,650 toys, from huggable teddies to a gigantic stuffed sloth that waded down the stands like a crowd surfer. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Fans pelted more than 45,000 stuffed animals at a Pennsylvania hockey team -- for charity, of course," 2 Dec. 2019

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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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22 Apr 2021

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“Teddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teddy. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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