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teddy

[ted-ee] /ˈtɛd i/
noun, plural teddies.
1.
Often, teddies. a woman's one-piece undergarment combining a chemise and underpants, sometimes having a snap crotch.
2.
Informal. teddy bear.
Origin of teddy
(in def 1) 1920-25, Americanism; of uncertain origin

Teddy

or Teddie

[ted-ee] /ˈtɛd i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.
2.
a female given name, form of Theodora.

Roosevelt

[roh-zuh-velt, -vuh lt, rohz-velt, -vuh lt; spelling pronunciation roo-zuh-velt] /ˈroʊ zəˌvɛlt, -vəlt, ˈroʊz vɛlt, -vəlt; spelling pronunciation ˈru zəˌvɛlt/
noun
1.
(Anna) Eleanor, 1884–1962, U.S. diplomat, author, and lecturer (wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt).
2.
Edith Kermit Carow, 1861–1948, U.S. First Lady 1901–09 (wife of Theodore Roosevelt).
3.
Franklin Delano
[del-uh-noh] /ˈdɛl əˌnoʊ/ (Show IPA),
("FDR") 1882–1945, 32nd president of the U.S. 1933–45.
4.
Theodore ("Teddy"; "T.R") 1858–1919, 26th president of the U.S. 1901–09: Nobel Peace Prize 1906.
5.
Rio. Formerly Río da Duvida. a river flowing N from W Brazil to the Madeira River. About 400 miles (645 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for teddy
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  • While he worked, polishing and oiling, Mose and teddy came out of the cabin arm-in-arm!

  • "We must advance to meet it," said teddy Poe, who was ever of an adventurous nature.

    The Re-echo Club Carolyn Wells
  • teddy was floating on a block of ice across the wide, green Polar sea.

    The Counterpane Fairy Katharine Pyle
  • He walked back into the tap-room just as teddy began his tale.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • Ah, Molly, why did you not come with teddy and me this day, as usual?

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for teddy

teddy

/ˈtɛdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a woman's one-piece undergarment, incorporating a chemise top and panties

Roosevelt

/ˈrəʊzəˌvɛlt/
noun
1.
(Anna) Eleanor. 1884–1962, US writer, diplomat, and advocate of liberal causes: delegate to the United Nations (1945–52)
2.
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
3.
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
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Word Origin and History for teddy

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.

Roosevelt

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for teddy

teddy

noun

A one-piece women's undergarment serving as both chemise and panties

[1924+; perhaps fr teddy bear]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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