or Ted·die



a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.
a female given name, form of Theodora.

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  • Guess Ill ring in some of Teddys 97 trip on em to-morrow night.

  • Blakes eyes met Teddys, and he thought he saw the other boy nod at him.

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  • Teddys eyes narrowed; he thought of challenging her, but what was there to say?

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  • Teddys mother waved her handkerchief, to let her husband know that she had seen and understood.

  • In the next few minutes the quiet of the prairie was disturbed by Teddys soft snores.

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British Dictionary definitions for teddys


noun plural -dies

a woman's one-piece undergarment, incorporating a chemise top and panties
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Word Origin and History for teddys


pet form of masc. proper names Edward, Edmund, and Theodore; meaning "women's undergarment" (with lower-case t-) is recorded from 1924, of unknown origin, perhaps from some fancied resemblance to a teddy bear (q.v.), a theory that dates to 1929. In British slang phrase teddy boy (1954) it is short for Edward, from the preference of such youths for Edwardian styles (1901-10). Teddies (probably from Teddy Roosevelt) was one of the names given to U.S. troops in France in 1917.

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