teddy bear

ted·dy bear | \ ˈte-dē-ˌber \

Definition of teddy bear 

: a stuffed toy bear

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Kelli Bailiff with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office gave the girls a hug after thanking them and giving them teddy bears and other gifts. Katie Bernard, kansascity, "Sisters draw swarm of police to their Leawood neighborhood, for a good cause," 6 July 2018 The latest adorable scene came when a five-year-old presented the Duchess of Cambridge with two teddy bears — one for Prince George and the other for Princess Charlotte — on their second day in British Columbia. Katie Frost, Good Housekeeping, "Kate and Will Are Absolutely Delighted After 5-Year-Old Gives Them Teddy Bears," 26 Sep. 2016 As the pair was driven to Borroto’s office downtown, Gricelda held on tightly to her dad and a teddy bear. Teo Armus, Washington Post, "‘Daddy, when are you coming to get me?’," 12 July 2018 The drugs were shipped to the U.S. in a stuffed teddy bear. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Veterinarian accused of buying drugs on dark web now charged with child porn possession," 24 Feb. 2018 The chain known for its customizable teddy bears couldn't handle the crowds Thursday and had to turn shoppers away. Taylor Seely, USA TODAY, "Build-a-Bear CEO apologizes for 'Pay Your Age' sale fail," 13 July 2018 The company also launched a new promotion: The Count Your Candles offer for reward members lets kids pay their age for a $14 teddy bear during their birthday month. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dear Doreen's Deals: Locked-up carts at Aldi keep prices low; what's tax-free for back to school," 13 July 2018 There's a lemur that looks like a cross between a teddy bear and red panda and hops between trees like a kangaroo. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Russ Mittermeier discovers 18 new species and travels to more than 170 countries," 8 June 2018 On a shelf behind her desk, below rows of glass awards and family photos, sit two teddy bears. Adiel Kaplan, miamiherald, "She struck down gay adoption ban and handled notorious juvenile cases. Now she's retiring.," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of teddy bear

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teddy bear

Teddy, nickname of Theodore Roosevelt; from a cartoon depicting the president sparing the life of a bear cub while hunting

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The first known use of teddy bear was in 1905

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English Language Learners Definition of teddy bear

: a soft toy bear

teddy bear

ted·dy bear | \ ˈte-dē- \

Kids Definition of teddy bear

: a stuffed toy bear

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