- Often teddies. a woman's one-piece undergarment combining a chemise and underpants, sometimes having a snap crotch.
- Informal. teddy bear.
Origin of teddy
- (Anna) Eleanor,1884–1962, U.S. diplomat, author, and lecturer (wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt).
- Edith Kermit Carow,1861–1948, U.S. First Lady 1901–09 (wife of Theodore Roosevelt).
- Franklin Del·a·no [del-uh-noh] /ˈdɛl əˌnoʊ/, FDR, 1882–1945, 32nd president of the U.S. 1933–45.
- TheodoreTeddyT.R., 1858–1919, 26th president of the U.S. 1901–09: Nobel Peace Prize 1906.
- Rio. Formerly Río da Duvida. a river flowing N from W Brazil to the Madeira River. About 400 miles (645 km) long.
Examples from the Web for teddy
Thankfully, Aquaman is there to save the situation and give her a pep talk, while she clutches a teddy bear.Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back
December 16, 2014
From the Teddy Bears—whoever they were—in 1958 to Amy Winehouse in 2006.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs
November 17, 2014
One of the earliest ticker-tape parades was for Teddy Roosevelt when he returned from an African safari in 1910.It’s Time for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to Get a Parade of Their Own
November 11, 2014
Asked what kind of Democrat she was, Teachout responded without missing a beat, “A Teddy Roosevelt Democrat.”Can New York Democrat Zephyr Teachout Stop Governor Andrew Cuomo?
August 18, 2014
It happened to Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt; it happened to Ike and LBJ and Reagan.The Coming Democratic Midterm Collapse
August 2, 2014
It was a little mean of her, but he looked the other way and said, "Shoo, Teddy."W. A. G.'s Tale
"In nomine Pathris—" began Teddy, crossing himself in a fright.
Teddy does not attempt to keep up; she invariably topples over.Lotus Buds
Lying there in the bed, he did look like a teddy bear, a dear little teddy bear.Life Sentence
Teddy, you came to California a number of years before I did.Up the Forked River
Edward Sylvester Ellis
- a woman's one-piece undergarment, incorporating a chemise top and panties
- (Anna) Eleanor . 1884–1962, US writer, diplomat, and advocate of liberal causes: delegate to the United Nations (1945–52)
- her husband, Franklin Delano (ˈdɛləˌnəʊ), known as FDR . 1882–1945, 32nd president of the US (1933–45); elected four times. He instituted major reforms (the New Deal) to counter the economic crisis of the 1930s and was a forceful leader during World War II
- Theodore . 1858–1919, 26th president of the US (1901–09). A proponent of extending military power, he won for the US the right to build the Panama Canal (1903). He won the Nobel peace prize (1906), for mediating in the Russo-Japanese war
Word Origin and History for teddy
pet form of masc. proper names Edward, Edmund, and Theodore; meaning "women's undergarment" (with lower-case t-) is recorded from 1924, of unknown origin, perhaps from some fancied resemblance to a teddy bear (q.v.), a theory that dates to 1929. In British slang phrase teddy boy (1954) it is short for Edward, from the preference of such youths for Edwardian styles (1901-10). Teddies (probably from Teddy Roosevelt) was one of the names given to U.S. troops in France in 1917.
the family in America originally bore the name Van Roosevelt, "of the field of roses," descriptive of their estates in Holland. Claes Martenszen Van Rosenvelt, born August 1649, emigrated to New Amsterdam. His son (1653) and all his descendants dropped the "Van." Related: Rooseveltian.