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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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Examples from the web for yeti
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for yeti


another term for abominable snowman
Word Origin
C20: from Tibetan
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Word Origin and History for yeti

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

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