Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See abominable snowman.

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  • n. An unidentified humanoid animal said to live in the Himalayas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas

Etymologies

Alteration of Tibetan miti : mi, person + ti, a kind of animal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Tibetan གཡའ་དྲེད་ (Wylie Romanization: g.ya'dred, Pronounced: yeh-ti, "rock bear"), a compound of the words གཡའ་ (Wylie: g.ya', Pronounced: yeh, "rocky or rocky place") and དྲེད་ (Wylie: dred, Pronounced: Pti, te, teh, "bear"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • June 06, 2005 13: 35 nicki: if you haven't already tried, you could maybe get a copy of yeti from the guy who did it, mike. try him at yetimike@gmail.com or yetimike@comcast. net.

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  • It was named Kiwa hirsuta kiwa, after the goddess of shellfish in Polynesian mythology, but has become known as the yeti crab because of its hairy appearance.

    FOXNews.com

  • …. note how Yukon brings in the abominable snowman and that in the very next frame the yeti is free and putting the star on the tree.

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  • Several findings were rich and strange: a hairy new species dubbed the yeti crab; a 21-foot-long squid; a new species of lobster weighing 8.8 pounds; an ancient shrimp thought to have become extinct 50 million years ago.

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  • Shouts from the scientists watching the monitors quickly drew everyone on board to gaze upon a landscape blanketed by what they quickly realized was a new species of kiwa crab, also known as the yeti because of its hairy body.

    www.startribune.com

  • A "yowie" is Australia's version of a yeti, a k a Bigfoot.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "The yeti is a complicated Audio-Animatronics figure whose complex functions have presented some challenges affecting its operation," said Walt Disney World spokeswoman Andrea

    SplicedFeed

  • A team of Japanese adventurers say they have discovered footprints they believe were made by the legendary yeti, which is said to roam Nepal and Tibet.

    National Nine News

  • A team of Japanese adventurers say they have discovered footprints they believe were made by the legendary yeti, which is said to roam the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet.

    National Nine News

  • # posted by Awakened Yeti : 12:07 AM speaking of big men a yeti is a big glam, like paris hilton hes a bitch with a tan, get a life dog, get off the dudes dick, cause soon enough youll find your self poor and speachless

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