Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman's undergarment combining a camisole top and panties.
  • n. A teddy bear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Abbreviation of teddy bear.
  • n. By extension, any stuffed toy.
  • n. A type of all-in-one piece of women's underwear.

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Examples

  • The interest in teddy bears would become very popular in society.

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  • Health insurance was in teddy Roosevelt's Progressive Party platform ... what's taking so long?

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  • Wed 10/14/09 9: 29 AM teddy is the oldest looking high school kid ever. .i actually have taken a 180 turn on Ade. i actually enjoyed navid being a virgin and still being respectful to Ade. to sleep with him out of fake lust for teddy was just wrong so i think she got what she deserved. i cant believe i just commented about 90210 …

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  • The name teddy bear comes from President Theodore Roosevelt.

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  • I wish I’d had some of that spongy white stuff they put in teddy bears.

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  • A British schoolteacher spent time in a Sudanese jail after she allowed her students to name teddy bears after Mohammed.

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  • What I've been sleeping in for the past two years could be called a teddy, but only if it's understood that the word is not synonymous with a slinky negligee, but strictly a nod to women's nightwear worn during the first Roosevelt administration.

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  • My son Jack named his teddy bear Monkey Butt, and my son Zeke named his gold fish Fish Stick.

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  • Likewise, it is silent on the matter of whether one can name a teddy bear after Mohammed.

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  • Contrary to reassurances from the Sudanese embassy in London, Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher in Khartoum who did not realize naming a teddy bear Muhammad was verboten, has been charged with blasphemy, inciting hatred, and insulting Islam.

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  • Spelling out rolig's explanation, the joke depends on the fact that the British English equivalent of "on your marks, get set, go!" is "Ready, steady, go!". Yes?

    December 16, 2008

  • This joke won't work for most USAmericans. For years after moving to Europe and watching the BBC regularly on cable, I had no idea why a popular cooking show was called "Ready Steady Cook!" I kept hearing "steady cook" as a noun phrase. Where I come from, we say, "On your mark, get set, go!"

    December 16, 2008

  • Q: How do you start a teddy bear race?
    A: Ready, Teddy, Go!
    - bon-bon at end of year party :-)

    December 15, 2008

  • Teddy Boy by Paul McCartney. Not proud to admit that I remember this.

    February 10, 2008

  • The song Teddy by Connie Francis went to #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.

    February 9, 2008