teddy bear

ted·​dy bear | \ ˈte-dē-ˌber \

Definition of teddy bear

: a stuffed toy bear

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There’s a great deal of parental anxiety surrounding the smart toys market, a space that encompasses everything from tablets to watches to dissectable augmented reality (AR) teddy bears. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "Kids’ toys are the latest battleground in the online privacy wars," 21 Nov. 2018 Last year, Target sold 600 giant teddy bears every minute. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "9 Fascinating Facts About Black Friday History," 21 Aug. 2018 The carrots ended up with all the other gifts the royal couple received, including flowers and a giant teddy bear. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Had the Funniest Reaction to Receiving Carrots During the Royal Tour," 19 Oct. 2018 Regardless, everyone actually looked good in corduroy (and not like a teddy bear) and other brands like MSGM, Gucci, Helmut Lang and Tom Ford took note. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The Perfect Fall Jacket is $655—so I found 11 Under $150 Instead," 26 Oct. 2018 In the others, she can be seen posing with a teddy bear and a '60s beehive wig in front of a stormy background and smiling at the camera while a colorful coat floats behind her. Evelyn Wang, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Posed Topless for Love Magazine," 7 Aug. 2018 Court documents state one package contained a white powdery substance and a second contained a yellow teddy bear wrapped in plastic. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Feds: Fentanyl-stuffed teddy bear sent from China to Hamilton men," 12 Feb. 2018 Proceeds from the festival have helped pay for a donation of teddy bears to the local police department to comfort children and for an annual Easter egg hunt, court records state. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Whiting's Pierogi Fest settles with East Coast event in trademark dispute," 13 July 2018 The cover art features a white backdrop with Swae on the left holding three teddy bears and a rose in his mouth which radiates with sultry vibes. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Rae Sremmurd Unveils Artwork for Upcoming 'SR3MM' Triple Album," 30 Apr. 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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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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