The teddy-bear is a fine child with perfect lungs, a benevolent smile, and an appetite.
Here was maternity, parenthood, another breed than that of the teddy-bear's hot, pink nursery.
"Nothing more ferocious inhabits these woods than a teddy-bear," laughed Jess Morse.
Suddenly she came out of one of the yards, clasping a teddy-bear and a whole family of dolls in her fat arms.
Over the second teddy-bear they became friendly, over the third intimate.
For suddenly the little girl threw the teddy-bear and all the six dolls into the puddle.
This bear was a poor looking creature, which had once been an expensive bright-eyed teddy-bear made of brown plush.
He had his hat crumpled in one hand, and his teddy-bear in the other, and his face was alive with excitement.
These suits were made of burlap, resembling in appearance the teddy-bear pajamas which little children wear.
My best to every one, and I sent the teddy-bear a bib from the proudest baby-shop on the avenue.
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.