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or Teddie

[ted-ee] /ˈtɛd i/
a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.
a female given name, form of Theodora. Unabridged
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  • From the little square sheets rose an almost visible feeling, like smoke; the room was steeped in teddys guilt.

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  • Blakes eyes met teddys, and he thought he saw the other boy nod at him.

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  • teddys mother waved her handkerchief, to let her husband know that she had seen and understood.

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  • In the next few minutes the quiet of the prairie was disturbed by teddys soft snores.

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  • teddys profile, with turned-up nose and ruffled hair, was lowered to the branch he held in his hand, poking the ashes at his feet.

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  • Her eyes were fixed despairingly on teddys back, and she looked more miserable than Blake himself, and as hopeless.

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  • Guess Ill ring in some of teddys 97 trip on em to-morrow night.

  • teddys eyes narrowed; he thought of challenging her, but what was there to say?

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  • They passed one or two ranch-houses and rode through miles of flat lime country, and teddys depression grew stronger.

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British Dictionary definitions for teddys


noun (pl) -dies
a woman's one-piece undergarment, incorporating a chemise top and panties
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for teddys


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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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used to form nouns Having the indicated knowledge of, involvement with, or attitude toward technology, esp advanced and computer technology: technobuddy/ technofreak/ technogood/ technopeasant

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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