Origin of teddy bearafter Teddy, nickname for Theodore Roosevelt: first used (1902) after a cartoon by C. K. Berryman, containing a small cub in jocular allusion to his fondness for big-game hunting
also Teddy bear
Origin of teddy bearAfter Teddy, nickname of Theodore Roosevelt, who was depicted in a cartoon sparing the life of a bear cub.
(plural teddy bears)
It was Morris Michtom, the owner of a candy store in Brooklyn N.Y., that made the first “Teddy Bear" in the year 1902 in honor of then American President Theodore “Teddy" Roosevelt when as the story goes she had heard he'd refused to shoot a bear cub on one of his hunting trips.
- attributive form of teddy bear, noun.
- teddy-bear therapy