arctophile

[ahrk-tuh-fahyl]

Origin of arctophile

< Greek arkto-, combining form of arktós bear + -phile
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British Dictionary definitions for arctophile

arctophile

noun
  1. a person who collects teddy bears or is fond of them

Word Origin for arctophile

C20: from Greek arktos bear + -phile
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