Winnie the Pooh

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Etymology[edit]

From a bear cub named Winnie, short for Winnipeg, and a swan named Pooh.

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Winnie the Pooh

  1. An English children's book series and the spun-off Disney franchise, involving several anthropomorphic animals, named for the bear character.
    • 2000, Paul Karr, Martha Coombs, Hostels Canada (Globe Pequot) pp. 220–221
      ... a super-romantic, spic-and-span new tree house with a big trunk growing up right through the middle, furnished in Contemporary Winnie-the-Pooh style.
    • 2002, Carolee Dean, Comfort (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) page 165
      We're moving in next week but before we do I have to paint and Mama just bought the sweetest Winnie-the-Pooh wallpaper for the baby's room.
    • 2011, Sarah Dooley, Body of Water (Macmillan) page 2
      Stood silent and damp in my stupid Winnie the Pooh pajamas that had come from one of the Hefty bags foisted off on us from a well-meaning teacher, one who didn't realize that twelve-year-olds don't wear Winnie the Pooh pajamas.
    • 2013, Arlie Russell Hochschild, So How’s the Family? (Univ of California Press) page 128
      The birthday planner may offer her customer the Winnie-the-Pooh birthday or the Harry Potter birthday, but the menu from which one makes an "individual" choice is standardized.
  2. The bear from the series, noted for his sweet, simple nature, and his love of honey.
    • 2007, Bee Wilson, The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us (Macmillan) page 221
      Even in Europe, where killer bees are not much a menace, we have developed a kind of Winnie-the-Pooh attitude to the bees: they are dangerous, they are unpredictable, and they are usually acting to thwart us.
    • 2009, Arkady Babchenko, "The Diesel Stop", in Jeff Parker, Mikhail Iossel (eds.) Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia (Tin House Books) page 160
      The Stop commander was one Colonel Zimin, a loud, round, cheerful Winnie the Pooh type, who was always in excellent spirits, always joking and liked to pat the soldiers affectionately on the cheek when talking to them.
    • 2011, Mark Grant, Out of the Box and onto Wall Street (John Wiley & Sons) page 375
      Awake each day with excitement; there are pirates to fight, a yellow brick road to find, and new parts of Winnie the Pooh's forest to explore.
    • 2012, Kay Warren, Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough (Baker Books) page 44
      Winnie the Poohs can be a little smug and take great pride in the fact that while the rest of us are spinning like crazy tops, they're walking calmly through life.
    • 2013, Douglas Lindsay, The End Of Days (Blasted Heath Ltd) page 11
      They had all, to a man and woman, been rumbled, like so many Winnie The Poohs with their hands in Rabbit's honey pot.

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