teddy bear

noun
ted·​dy bear | \ˈte-dē-ˌber \

Definition of teddy bear 

: a stuffed toy bear

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Music by Janie Next Door will be the highlight of a day of fun in the park that will also feature games, crafts, face-painting, commemorative photos, goody bags, the Imagination Playground and, of course, teddy bears. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events July 12-18: ‘Mamma Mia,’ Comedy Get Down, Ginger Rogers Festival, Tony Rock," 10 July 2018 The mayor encouraged members of the public to visit the city’s website, where there is a link to donate comfort items, like teddy bears, and money to cover legal costs. New York Times, "New York Wants to Know: How Many Separated Children Are Here? What’s Next?," 25 June 2018 There are teddy bears, toy weapons, and a PlayStation 2 to examine. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit," 15 June 2018 Atop one boy's pillow lay a teddy bear, a bow around its neck and a smile on its upward turned face. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the US is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children," 14 June 2018 Atop one boy’s pillow lay a teddy bear, a bow around its neck and a smile on its upward turned face. Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, "Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children," 14 June 2018 Atop one boy's pillow lay a teddy bear, a bow around its neck and a smile on its upward turned face. Michael E. Miller, Emma Brown And Aaron C. Davis, Houston Chronicle, "Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the US is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children," 14 June 2018 In a Radio Flyer wagon towed behind her are a dozen teddy bears, all lightly abused and seemingly rescued from a dank basement. Andy Schatschneider, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Every Labor Day weekend, people ride 4 miles between Rome and Sullivan, Wisconsin, in the World's Greatest Junk Parade," 5 Feb. 2018 Candles, a teddy bear and a large, signed sympathy card lined the front porch of XXXTentacion's home in Parkland, Florida, which was purchased late last year for $1.4 million. CBS News, "Florida police arrest suspect in shooting death of XXXTentacion," 21 June 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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teddy bear

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teddy bear

: a soft toy bear

teddy bear

noun
ted·​dy bear | \ˈte-dē- \

Kids Definition of teddy bear

: a stuffed toy bear

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