yeti

[yet-ee]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

Origin:
1950–55; < the Tibetan language of the Sherpas

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yeti (ˈjɛtɪ)
 
n
another term for abominable snowman
 
[C20: from Tibetan]

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Word Origin & History

yeti
1937, from Sherpa (Tibetan) yeh-teh "small manlike animal."
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Example sentences
No specimen of bigfoot, yeti or other similar organisms has ever been found.
Yeti will find our exposition a marvel-an education in itself.
The yeti has become a cultural icon, appearing in movies, books and video games.
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