One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1North American A toy animal made of fabric stuffed with a soft filling.‘stuffed animals lined the bed and crayon drawings were taped to the wall’
- ‘His friends catch him having a tea party with his stuffed animals.’
- ‘He dresses her in frilly clothes and surrounds her with stuffed animals and dolls.’
- ‘Frank is left alone in their apartment holding one of the baby's stuffed animals.’
- ‘In the corner slouches the saddest looking stuffed animal in the world.’
- ‘If you've ever spent five hours playing Skee-Ball just to win a stuffed animal, have we got an insurance plan for you.’
2A dead animal that has been stuffed by a taxidermist.‘he amassed a huge collection of stuffed animals including a buzzard, a raccoon, and even an armadillo’
- ‘Beyond the 1930s-era wall were shelves and boxes stacked with books, stuffed animals, bones, and cultural artifacts.’
- ‘They come to a taxidermist's shop with stuffed animals in the window.’
- ‘A little boy locked overnight in a natural-history museum finds the stuffed animals oddly resemble the people he knows in real life.’
- ‘They pass a taxidermy shop, and Bill, who loves stuffed animals, tries to convince Jake to buy a stuffed dog.’
- ‘The artist had a thing for stuffed animals and birds, for landscapes and the female form, for music and drugs and pop stars.’
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