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tepee

noun te·pee \ˈtē-(ˌ)pē\

Simple Definition of tepee

  • : a tent that is shaped like a cone and that was used in the past by some Native Americans as a house

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tepee

  1. :  a conical tent usually consisting of skins and used especially by American Indians of the Great Plains

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Variants of tepee

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teepee

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tipi

\ˈtē-(ˌ)pē\

Origin and Etymology of tepee

Dakota thípi, from thi- to dwell


First Known Use: 1743


TEPEE Defined for Kids

tepee

noun te·pee \ˈtē-ˌpē\

Definition of tepee for Students

  1. :  a tent shaped like a cone and used as a home by some American Indians




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