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Abominable Snowman

a legendary large, hairy, humanoid creature said to inhabit the Himalayas.
Also called yeti.
Origin of Abominable Snowman
1920-25; spurious translation of a supposed Tibetan phrase metoh kangmi, probably an erroneous rendering of Tibetan mi t'om man-bear and k'ang mi snowfield man Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Abominable Snowman

abominable snowman

a large legendary manlike or apelike creature, alleged to inhabit the Himalayan Mountains Also called yeti
Word Origin
a translation of Tibetan metohkangmi, from metoh foul + kangmi snowman
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Word Origin and History for Abominable Snowman

abominable snowman


1921, translating Tibetan meetaoh kangmi.

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