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teddy

[ ted-ee ]
/ ˈtɛd i /
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noun, plural ted·dies.
Often teddies. a woman's one-piece undergarment combining a chemise and underpants, sometimes having a snap crotch.
Informal. teddy bear.
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Origin of teddy

(in def. 1) 1920–25, Americanism; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for teddy (2 of 2)

Teddy

or Ted·die

[ ted-ee ]
/ ˈtɛd i /

noun
a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.
a female given name, form of Theodora.
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British Dictionary definitions for teddy

teddy
/ (ˈtɛdɪ) /

noun plural -dies
a woman's one-piece undergarment, incorporating a chemise top and panties
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