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[yet-ee] /ˈyɛt i/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
Origin of yeti
1950-55; < the Tibetan language of the Sherpas Unabridged
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  • yeti could not have been brought to credit it but for the evidence of my eyes.

    An Oregon Girl Alfred Ernest Rice
  • Youll see it yeti never break a promise, the Ranger answered.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • And yeti wonder if I wont scare mother by calling at this time of night?

    The Girls of Central High Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for yeti


another term for abominable snowman
Word Origin
C20: from Tibetan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for yeti

1937, from Sherpa (Tibetan) yeh-teh "small manlike animal."

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