teddy bear

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

Definition of teddy bear

: a stuffed toy bear

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Earlier this year, a couple was charged with pilfering a memorial to victims at Stoneman Douglas, taking teddy bears, plaques, pinwheels and other tokens of remembrance. Skyler Swisher, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Profiting from pain: 'Murderabilia' has macabre appeal to collectors," 13 June 2018 For example, Prince Charles was given a teddy bear by German President Steinmeier. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Charles Talks About His New Grandson for the First Time While on Tour in Germany," 7 May 2019 Getting in on the action was The Elder Statesman’s Greg Chait, who made a colorful ursine backpack, and Vivetta Ponti, who paid homage to Franco Moschino’s cuddly teddy bear coat (featured on the October 1998 cover of Vogue) with her own version. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "It’s Time to Take a Recess From Serious Fashion—13 Camp Creations on the Fall Runways," 8 Apr. 2019 By the Thursday morning, a memorial was placed in the boy’s memory, with a life-size Iron Man balloon guarding a display of teddy bears, flowers and crosses. Samantha Ketterer And Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Baytown police investigating why children were unsupervised before boy drowned," 24 May 2018 Supporters prayed for the toddler in St. Peter’s Square to show solidarity with his parents, while in Warsaw people placed candles, teddy bears and notes in front of the British embassy. Danica Kirka And Sylvia Hui, BostonGlobe.com, "Sick British toddler at center of legal battle dies at 23 months old," 28 Apr. 2018 In Warsaw, supporters placed candles, teddy bears and notes in front of the British embassy. Washington Post, "Toddler Alfie Evans’ parents say they’ll work with doctors," 26 Apr. 2018 Part Terminator and part jacked-up, middle-age grump, Cable carries a teddy bear and a mean streak from his dystopian far-flung future, creating a deadly adversary for Deadpool. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Delightfully wacky 'Deadpool 2' raises the superhero bar from hit original," 14 May 2018 The historic house got its name for the teddy bears Georgette placed in every room. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "You Could Own This Real-Life Hallmark Christmas Movie House," 22 Dec. 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- How to pronounce teddy bear (audio) \

Kids Definition of teddy bear

: a stuffed toy bear

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