What does teddy mean?

Definitions for teddy
ˈtɛd ited·dy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word teddy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. teddy, teddy bearnoun

    plaything consisting of a child's toy bear (usually plush and stuffed with soft materials)

  2. chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddynoun

    a woman's sleeveless undergarment


  1. teddynoun

    By extension, any stuffed toy.

  2. teddynoun

    A type of all-in-one piece of women's underwear.

  3. Teddynoun

    A diminutive of the male given names Edward and Theodore.


  1. teddy

    A teddy is typically a soft toy or stuffed animal, often in the form of a bear, named after U.S. President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, due to a popular story associated with him refusing to shoot a bear during a hunting trip. It is a common gift for children, and often used for comfort or as a collectible. Additionally, in the context of lingerie, a teddy can also refer to a one-piece garment that is similar to a bodysuit or a negligee.


  1. Teddy

    Teddy was a French racehorse and an influential sire, especially for lines in Italy, France, and the United States. He is considered one of the most influential sires in the 20th century.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TEDDY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Teddy is ranked #54530 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Teddy surname appeared 378 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Teddy.

    80.9% or 306 total occurrences were White.
    8.7% or 33 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.5% or 21 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'teddy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3869

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of teddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of teddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of teddy in a Sentence

  1. Raheem Morris:

    I know Teddy is going to get protected, obviously, defenseless player as a quarterback, youre going to protect the quarterback so much, i know he ran up on him. I know he hit him. Im not sure if he made full contact with his head, but obviously the officials saw it that way and so did New York. So, you have to deal with hit, get him off the field and you keep playing and you finish the game.

  2. Kim Katzenmeyer:

    He is a gentle giant. A big teddy bear, i wish there were a million more Waylons.

  3. Defense Ash Carter:

    Teddy Roosevelt's presence there and our visit is a symbol of our commitment to our rebalance (to Asia) and the importance of the Asia-Pacific to the United States.

  4. Heath Crossland:

    To think this little girl didn't get the opportunity to know the teddy bear kind of guy we knew, that's such a loss.

  5. Amanda Emory:

    I was thinking, if I donate this really cute teddy bear, somebody will want to buy it for their girlfriend or boyfriend, or their mom or dad will want to buy it for their kids.

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