Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A portable dwelling of certain Native American peoples, especially on the Great Plains, consisting of a conical framework of poles covered with skins or bark.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Indian wigwam or tent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An Indian wigwam or tent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of teepee.

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

  • noun a Native American tent; usually of conical shape

Etymologies

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

[Sioux thípi, dwelling.]

Examples

  • "A tepee is a temporary home; the wigwam is the Indian's permanent abiding place."

    Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods

  • And after awhile he tells himself that he don't mind smoke and the smell of buckskin, and a tepee is a better home nor none, and that he thinks as much of this here Mary Moonbeam or Sally Star-eyes as he could think of any woman, and he wonders when the priest could come.

    'Me--Smith'

  • Pitkin County government sued to boot the Auster family from the Hummingbird, on the grounds that the tepee was a non-conforming structure under the land-use code.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Pitkin County government sued to boot the Auster family from the Hummingbird, on the grounds that the tepee was a non-conforming structure under the land-use code.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Pitkin County government sued to boot the Auster family from the Hummingbird, on the grounds that the tepee was a non-conforming structure under the land-use code.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Pitkin County government sued to boot the Auster family from the Hummingbird, on the grounds that the tepee was a non-conforming structure under the land-use code.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Pitkin County government sued to boot the Auster family from the Hummingbird, on the grounds that the tepee was a non-conforming structure under the land-use code.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Pitkin County government sued to boot the Auster family from the Hummingbird, on the grounds that the tepee was a non-conforming structure under the land-use code.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Pitkin County government sued to boot the Auster family from the Hummingbird, on the grounds that the tepee was a non-conforming structure under the land-use code.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Pitkin County government sued to boot the Auster family from the Hummingbird, on the grounds that the tepee was a non-conforming structure under the land-use code.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

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