arctophile


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

arctophile

(ˈɑːktəʊˌfaɪl) (ˈɑːktəˌfɪl) or

arctophil

n
a person who collects teddy bears or is fond of them
[C20: from Greek arktos bear + -phile]

arctophile

Someone who loves and collects teddy bears.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Dawn James, Arctophile and editor of Teddy Bear Times said: "Teddy Bears represent happiness and security in childhood.
The name for a teddy bear collector is archtophilist or arctophile.
The final question was the definition of an arctophile - a person who collects teddy bears.
The final question which saw her winnings rise from pounds 6,900 to the pounds 704,900 figure, was the definition of an arctophile - a person who collects teddy bears.
Mary, 18 - pictured left in her moment of triumph - faced the tough final question from hostess Melanie Sykes: "What does an arctophile collect?