teddy bear

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noun

a toy bear, especially a stuffed one.

Origin of teddy bear

1905–10, Americanism; after Theodore Roosevelt, called Teddy, who is said to have saved the life of a bear cub while hunting
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teddy bear

noun

a stuffed toy bear made from soft or fluffy materialOften shortened to: teddy

Word Origin for teddy bear

C20: from Teddy, from Theodore, after Theodore Roosevelt, who was well known as a hunter of bears
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