American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hairy humanlike animal reportedly inhabiting the snows of the high Himalaya Mountains. Also called yeti.
- First attested in 1921. Calque of Tibetan (metohkangmi), from (metoh, "foul"), and (kangmi, "snowman"). (Wiktionary)
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