arctophile

[ ahrk-tuh-fahyl ]
/ ˈɑrk təˌfaɪl /

noun

a person who is very fond of and is usually a collector of teddy bears.

Nearby words

  1. arcticologist,
  2. arcticology,
  3. arctiid,
  4. arctogaea,
  5. arctogaean,
  6. arcturus,
  7. arcuate,
  8. arcuate artery,
  9. arcuate artery of kidney,
  10. arcuate fiber

Origin of arctophile

< Greek arkto-, combining form of arktós bear + -phile

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British Dictionary definitions for arctophile

arctophile

/ (ˈɑːktəʊˌfaɪl) /

noun

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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