teddies

teddy

[ted-ee]

Origin:
(in def 1) 1920–25, Americanism; of uncertain origin

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Teddy

[ted-ee]
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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teddy (ˈtɛdɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
a woman's one-piece undergarment, incorporating a chemise top and panties

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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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