Definition of teddy bear noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


teddy bear

BrE BrE//ˈtedi beə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtedi ber//
(also teddy (pl. teddies))
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a soft toy bear Culture In Britain and America, teddy bears are typically given to babies and very young children. Some older children, and even some adults, still have the teddy bears that they were fond of when they were younger. The first teddy bears were made in the US, where they were named after President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, because he was thought to have saved a very young bear while hunting one day.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: teddy bear