teddy bear(redirected from Teddy-bear)
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teddy bearalso Teddy bear
A child's toy bear, usually stuffed with soft material and covered with furlike plush.
[After Teddy, nickname of Theodore Roosevelt, who was depicted in a cartoon sparing the life of a bear cub.]
a stuffed toy bear made from soft or fluffy material. Often shortened to: teddy
[C20: from Teddy, from Theodore, after Theodore Roosevelt, who was well known as a hunter of bears]
a stuffed toy bear.
[1906, Amer.; after the names given to two bears in N.Y. Times cartoons comically depicting the bear-hunting exploits of Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt]
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