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Teddy   /tˈɛdi/   Listen

Plaything consisting of a child's toy bear (usually plush and stuffed with soft materials).  Synonym: teddy bear.
A woman's sleeveless undergarment.  Synonyms: chemise, shift, shimmy, slip.

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"Teddy" Quotes from Famous Books

... heads and polish their scales; And they never attempt to flame or fly, Being quelled by me and my human eye. Then I pour them drink out of golden flagons, Drink for my two tame trusty dragons... But John, Who's a terrible fellow for chattering on, John declares They are Teddy-bears; And the palace itself, he has often said, Is ...
— The Vagabond and Other Poems from Punch • R. C. Lehmann

... takes to the most irksome labor as a flail takes to the sheafs on the threshing-floor. Work was his element, and nothing, it would seem, could tire or overcome those indurated muscles and vice-like nerves. The only appellation with which he was ever known to be honored was that of "Teddy." ...
— The Lost Trail - I • Edward S. Ellis

... listening to The Three Bears for the first time, as she heard how the Three Bears stood looking out of their upstairs window after Goldilocks running across the wood, said, "Why didn't Goldilocks lie down beside the Baby Bear?" To her the Bear was associated with the friendly Teddy Bear she took with her to bed at night, and the story had absolutely no thrill of fear because it had been told with an emphasis on the comical rather than on the fearful. Similar in structure to The Three Bears is the Norse Three Billy-Goats, which belongs to the same class of ...
— A Study of Fairy Tales • Laura F. Kready

... Gunnill, whose face as he spoke was a map of astonishment. "Not a bit. I've seen him do more surprising things than that. Have a go at the staff now, Teddy." ...
— Odd Craft, Complete • W.W. Jacobs

... "Aren't you Teddy Bliss? ... I haven't seen you for—years!" She added with a smile, "Since you played baseball in your father's back yard. How ...
— Together • Robert Herrick (1868-1938)

... Teddy's got nothing but relatives. He has eight sisters and six half-sisters, and ever so many brothers—but I don't mind his brothers. Now if you only knew the least little thing about the world, Henry, you'd know that in a large family, though ...
— How He Lied to Her Husband • George Bernard Shaw

... Teddy Manchester," soothed a tall senior, "we'll arrange with the freshman alright. Don't work ...
— Tess of the Storm Country • Grace Miller White

... must be a germ chaser; but it was just a minister, a solid, prosperous lookin' old gent, with white billboards and a meat safe on him like a ten-dollar Teddy bear. He looks at Brother Bill, and ...
— Torchy • Sewell Ford

... Rameses the Third of Egypt—that enterprising old constant advertiser who swiped the pyramids of all his predecessors and had his own name engraved thereon—had been dead for many centuries and was forgotten when Verboten mounted the throne, and our own Teddy Roosevelt would not be born for many centuries yet to come; so the idea must have occurred to King Verboten spontaneously, as it were. Therefore he took ...
— Europe Revised • Irvin S. Cobb

... at a moderate computation, about a quarter of a ton, and included many things not to be found in the field-service regulations. But it would never surprise me if I found a performing elephant or a litter of life-size Teddy Bears in his baggage. He would gravely explain that it cheered the fellows up, ...
— Leaves from a Field Note-Book • J. H. Morgan

... Two lads, Teddy Wright and Neal Emery, embark on the steam yacht Day Dream for a cruise to the tropics. The yacht is destroyed by fire, and then the boat is cast upon the coast of Yucatan. They bear of the wonderful Silver City, of the Chan Santa Cruz Indians, and with the ...
— Adrift on the Pacific • Edward S. Ellis

... when the storm was done As comfy as comfy could be; And I was to wait in the barn, my dears, Because I was only three, And Teddy would run to the rainbow's foot Because he was five and a man; And that's how it all began, my dears, And that's how it ...
— Songs from Books • Rudyard Kipling

... hollow she paused for an expectant moment, but there was nothing among the gray old roots for her. She was just turning away when little Teddy Kimball, who lived next door to the manse, came running down the slope from the direction of the old Lloyd place. Teddy's ...
— Chronicles of Avonlea • Lucy Maud Montgomery

... you tigers! My! what sprinters you can be, when you only half try! Come again, when you cool off a bit! Plenty more of the same kind on tap! Don't be bashful, Teddy; let's hear from you again, and often. Whee! just listen to 'em ...
— The Banner Boy Scouts Afloat • George A. Warren

... announced to be re-opened on the 28th of August, with the "Irish Ambassador" and "Teddy the Tiler." The day was one of the hottest we had known, and towards ...
— Impressions of America - During the years 1833, 1834 and 1835. In Two Volumes, Volume I. • Tyrone Power

Words linked to "Teddy" :   strap, plaything, undergarment, toy, unmentionable, shoulder strap

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