Why was clemency trending last week?


[tee-pee] /ˈti pi/
a tent of the American Indians, made usually from animal skins laid on a conical frame of long poles and having an opening at the top for ventilation and a flap door.
Also, teepee, tipi.
Compare lodge (def 9), wigwam
Origin of tepee
1735-45, Americanism; < Dakota tʰípi, equivalent to tʰí- to dwell + -pi plural indefinite abstract noun suffix Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for tepee
  • He lived in a tepee for months at a time during his early years of climbing.
  • Around the grounds are a sleep-in tepee and an in-ground trampoline.
  • Smaller trees and brush should be piled on top of the base until a mound or tepee-shaped brush pile is created.
  • To use a tree stump as part of the base, lean large limbs against it in a tepee fashion.
  • Sites are numbered and marked with yellow signs displaying a tepee.
  • Smaller branches are then laid against this bottom structure or foundation in a tepee-fashion.
British Dictionary definitions for tepee


a cone-shaped tent of animal skins used by certain North American Indians
Word Origin
C19: from Siouan tīpī, from ti to dwell + pi used for
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for tepee

1743, ti pee, from Dakota (Siouan) thipi "dwelling, house."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tepee

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tepee

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with tepee

Nearby words for tepee