Origin of teddy bear
Examples from the Web for teddy bear
These suits were made of burlap, resembling in appearance the teddy-bear pajamas which little children wear.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
Here was maternity, parenthood, another breed than that of the Teddy-bear's hot, pink nursery.
"Nothing more ferocious inhabits these woods than a Teddy-bear," laughed Jess Morse.The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna|Gertrude W. Morrison
Hugo swung his legs off the sofa and sat up to recover his breath, which had been knocked out of him by the Teddy-bear.Jan and Her Job|L. Allen Harker
My best to every one, and I sent the Teddy-bear a bib from the proudest baby-shop on the avenue.
British Dictionary definitions for teddy bear
Word Origin for teddy bear
Word Origin and History for teddy bear
1906, named for U.S. president Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, a noted big-game hunter, whose conservationist fervor inspired a comic illustrated poem in the "New York Times" of Jan. 7, 1906, about two bears named Teddy, whose names were transferred to two bears presented to the Bronx Zoo that year. The name was picked up by toy dealers in 1907 for a line of "Roosevelt bears" imported from Germany. Meaning "big, lovable person" first attested 1957, from the song popularized by Elvis Presley.