from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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

    February 9, 2008

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

    February 10, 2008

  • Q: How do you start a teddy bear race?

    A: Ready, Teddy, Go!

    - bon-bon at end of year party :-)

    December 15, 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

  • 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