teddy bear
noun Etymology: Teddy, nickname of Theodore Roosevelt; from a cartoon depicting the president sparing the life of a bear cub while hunting Date: 1906 a stuffed toy bear

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • teddy-bear — [ tedibɛr ] n. m. • Teddy bear 1910, n. d ours en peluche; de l angl. amér. Teddy, dimin. de Theodore (Roosevelt), chasseur d ours célèbre, et bear « ours » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Vieilli Ours en peluche ou en tissu synthétique imitant la fourrure. Des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Teddy Bear — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En anglais, teddy bear désigne un ours en peluche. Il peut signifier aussi : Teddy Bear, une série de bande dessinée française de science fiction de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • teddy bear — teddy bears also teddy bear N COUNT A teddy bear is a children s toy, made from soft or furry material, which looks like a friendly bear …   English dictionary

  • teddy bear — ☆ teddy bear n. [after Teddy, nickname for ROOSEVELT2 Theodore: first used (1902) after a cartoon by C. K. Berryman, containing a small cub in jocular allusion to his fondness for big game hunting] a child s stuffed toy made to look like a bear… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • teddy bear — teddy ,bear noun count a soft toy bear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Teddy bear — The teddy bear is a stuffed toy bear. It is an enduring, traditional form of a stuffed animal, often serving the purpose of comforting children. In recent times, some teddy bears have become expensive collector s items. Teddy bear collectors are… …   Wikipedia

  • Teddy bear — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En anglais, teddy bear désigne un ours en peluche. Il peut signifier aussi : Teddy Bear, une série de bande dessinée française de science fiction de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • teddy bear — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms teddy bear : singular teddy bear plural teddy bears a soft toy bear …   English dictionary

  • teddy-bear — see teddy bear …   English dictionary

  • Teddy Bear —    Theodore Roosevelt (1858 1919) was president of the United States 1901 1909. He was a soldier, an explorer, and a politician, and he was celebrated for his Rough Riders, who fought in the Spanish American War. As vice president of the United… …   Dictionary of eponyms

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