teddy bear

a toy bear, especially a stuffed one.

1905–10, Americanism; after Theodore Roosevelt, called Teddy, who is said to have saved the life of a bear cub while hunting

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teddy bear
Often shortened to: teddy a stuffed toy bear made from soft or fluffy material
[C20: from Teddy, from Theodore, after Theodore Roosevelt, who was well known as a hunter of bears]

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Word Origin & History

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 two bears presented to the Bronx Zoo that year. The
name was picked up by toy dealers in 1907 for a line of "Roosevelt bears" imported from Germany. Meaning "big, lovable person" first attested 1957, from the song popularized by Elvis Presley.
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Example sentences
The bear accordingly grew plush, diminutive, and migrated to the crib in the
  form of the teddy bear.
Someone close to the family gave her a stuffed teddy bear that had a place for
  a picture of grandpa in its little coat.
So the swag contains your sleeping bag, teddy bear, pajamas or whatever else
  you want to put in it.
Instinctively, her two-year-old tries to comfort her by offering his teddy bear
  to her.
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