abominable snowman

noun, often capitalized A&S
abominable snow·​man | \ -ˈsnō-mən, -ˌman How to pronounce abominable snowman (audio) \

Definition of abominable snowman

: a mysterious creature with human or apelike characteristics reported to exist in the high Himalayas

called also yeti

Examples of abominable snowman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Things to do in Hamilton County: 10 things to try before summer ends The display featured a a 57-foot-tall abominable snowman, reindeer, igloos, trains and a 60-foot cross. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Here's why the Reynolds Farm Christmas lights display is moving to Conner Prairie," 24 July 2019 Pictured on the packaging, illustrations inspired rescue raft or flying missions, firefighting, and even encouraged kids to seek out the abominable snowman. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "Yo, Joe: How a 12-Inch Soldier Doll Became a Toy Legend," 9 Apr. 2019 He was last seen wearing a light blue one piece abominable snowman pajamas. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Porter County police searching for two missing kids," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of abominable snowman

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Abominable snowman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abominable%20snowman. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of abominable snowman

: a large hairy creature that walks on two feet like a man and that some people claim to have seen in the Himalayas

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