teddy bear

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

Definition of teddy bear

: a stuffed toy bear

Examples of teddy bear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This companion teddy bear is a good choice to give a child who's also in mourning. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 24 May 2022 In the video, viewers are given a walk-through of Wolf's neutral-colored nursery, which is filled with children's books, stuffed animals (including a Louis Vuitton teddy bear) and a closet stocked with baby sneakers. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 21 Mar. 2022 Using a teddy bear with a onesie and diaper on for the demo, Cardi showed how to wipe when there’s a poop explosion. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 19 May 2022 The package also showed a teddy bear, a diamond ring, R&B and 2006. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, 20 Apr. 2022 One by one, the mascot unveiled a dump truck, a teddy bear and a scooter. Kevin Armstrong, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2021 The only other animal in the unit is the communal teddy bear, Svetlana. USA Today, 23 May 2022 After she was done wiping up the make-believe poop from the teddy bear, Cardi clipped the onesie back on. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 19 May 2022 The only other animal in the unit is the communal teddy bear, Svetlana. AZCentral.com, 5 May 2022 See More

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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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22 Jun 2022

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“Teddy bear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teddy%20bear. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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teddy bear

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

Kids Definition of teddy bear

: a stuffed toy bear

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