teddy bear

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

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The final question which saw her winnings rise from pounds 6,900 to the pounds 704,900 figure, was the definition of an arctophile - a person who collects teddy bears.
Mary, 18 - pictured left in her moment of triumph - faced the tough final question from hostess Melanie Sykes: "What does an arctophile collect?
To win the jackpot, the former St Edward's college student was asked what an arctophile was.
The final question which saw her winnings rise from pounds 6,900 to pounds 704,900, was the definition of an arctophile -a person who collects teddy bears.
The collaboration between Charlie Bears and Charlotte Bird has already piqued the interest of arctophiles (from the Greek words meaning 'bear' and 'affection').
Hartlepool is the first town in the UK to host this unusual touring exhibition which is sure to fascinate everyone from the youngest teddy fan to serious bear collectors - or arctophiles, as they are known.
This includes the creation of terminology that defines its beliefs, the meaning of which is obscure to those unfamiliar with the culture- for example: arctophiles are lovers, that is, fans, of teddy bars; a hug is a collection of teddy bears; artist bears are handmade limited edition teddies; bearapy is teddy bear-facilitated mental health intervention.