abominable snowman


abominable snow·​man
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often capitalized A&S
: 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 Featuring entries dedicated to the abominable snowman and Nandi bears alongside examinations of platypuses and gorillas, Heuvelmans’s book celebrates the potential of a world teeming with creatures the scientific record has not yet ossified into fact. Chris Wheatley, Longreads, 18 Jan. 2024 Neither technological progress nor scientific expansion can expunge the delightful possibility that the abominable snowman (or Bigfoot, or the Mothman) might well be out there. Chris Wheatley, Longreads, 18 Jan. 2024 No, that’s not an abominable snowman growing a new layer of ice while sitting in the parking lot. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 17 Jan. 2024 From Ebenezer Scrooge to the Grinch, these are the best Christmas movie villains of all time A Grinch and a scrooge and an abominable snowman! Mike Miller, Peoplemag, 17 Dec. 2023 Perhaps the greatest mysteries—Loch Ness, the abominable snowman, Ron DeSantis’ shoes—must always go unanswered. Matt Reynolds, WIRED, 2 Dec. 2023 The rogues’ gallery of heavies gradually grew to include predatory animals (a wolf, a lion, a bear, a hunting dog), mad scientists, a furry monster, giants, an abominable snowman, a gorilla, a pirate, a Martian, a Nazi, a witch, and a Tasmanian devil. Will Friedwald, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2020 The wild man of the snows, the glacier spirit, the abominable snowman...the yeti. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 28 Nov. 2017 Researchers took another crack at hair, bone and other samples allegedly from the yeti, or abominable snowman, of the Himalayas. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 28 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of abominable snowman was in 1921

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“Abominable snowman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abominable%20snowman. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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abominable snowman

often capitalized A&S
: a creature somewhat resembling a human being or ape that is reported to exist in the Himalayas

called also yeti

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