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Teddy

[ted-ee] /ˈtɛd i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.
2.
a female given name, form of Theodora.
Also, Teddie.
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British Dictionary definitions for teddie

teddy

/ˈtɛdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a woman's one-piece undergarment, incorporating a chemise top and panties
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Word Origin and History for teddie

Teddy

pet form of masc. proper names Edward, Edmund, and Theodore; meaning "women's undergarment" (with lower-case t-) is recorded from 1924, of unknown origin, perhaps from some fancied resemblance to a teddy bear (q.v.), a theory that dates to 1929. In British slang phrase teddy boy (1954) it is short for Edward, from the preference of such youths for Edwardian styles (1901-10). Teddies (probably from Teddy Roosevelt) was one of the names given to U.S. troops in France in 1917.

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Slang definitions & phrases for teddie

teddy

noun

A one-piece women's undergarment serving as both chemise and panties

[1924+; perhaps fr teddy bear]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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