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teddy British & World English

A soft toy bear

Teddy boy British & World English

(In the 1950s) a young man of a subculture characterized by a style of dress based on Edwardian fashion (typically with drainpipe trousers, bootlace tie, and hair slicked up in a quiff) and a liking for rock-and-roll music

Wilson, Teddy British & World English

(1912–86), US jazz pianist; full name Theodore Shaw Wilson. He played with Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa in the 1930s, the first black musician to join a major white band, and later led his own bands

Kennedy British & World English

Ted (1932–2009), brother of John and Robert, US Senator since 1962; full name Edward Moore Kennedy. His political career was overshadowed by his involvement in a car accident at Chappaquiddick Island (1969), in which his assistant Mary Jo Kopechne drowned

Roosevelt, Theodore British & World English

(1858–1919), American Republican statesman, 26th President of the US 1901-9; known as Teddy Roosevelt. He was noted for his antitrust laws and successfully engineered the American bid to build the Panama Canal (1904–14). He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for negotiating the end of the Russo-Japanese War

Teddy Roosevelt in Roosevelt, Theodore British & World English

(1858–1919), American Republican statesman, 26th President of the US 1901-9; known as Teddy Roosevelt. He was noted for his antitrust laws and successfully engineered the American bid to build the Panama Canal (1904–14). He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for negotiating the end of the Russo-Japanese War