ye·​ti ˈye-tē How to pronounce yeti (audio) ˈyā- How to pronounce yeti (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While sloth, bigfoot, and yeti characters might have served as the initial offering, these competitive entrepreneurs and moms are finding new and imaginative characters and platforms to meet parents and kids at the intersection of life. Rod Berger, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 For those of us who have yet to experience a relationship beyond the 10-year mark (or maybe even the 10-month mark), spying long-term lovers in the wild is like spotting a yeti holding hands with bigfoot. Lisa Butterworth, SELF, 14 Feb. 2023 The trio set out on new adventures alongside their yeti friend, Everest. Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2023 The national tour of the stage version of the beloved stop-motion special about a deer, a dentist, a yeti and a grizzled prospector. Christopher Arnott,, 18 Nov. 2021 So interest in the yeti has persisted both in pop culture and among researchers. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 28 Nov. 2017 The potential truth of what really killed nine hikers in the remote Russian mountains in 1959 may be far stranger than the conspiracy theories—a yeti, anyone?—floated to date. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 6 Feb. 2023 Circumstantial evidence suggested that the yeti crabs were not just tolerating their arm bacteria, but eating them. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 2 Dec. 2011 Everyone knows somebody who has glimpsed a yeti, albeit from a distance. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


Sherpa (Tibetan dialect of the Sherpas)

First Known Use

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yeti was circa 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Yeti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Kids Definition


ye·​ti ˈyet-ē How to pronounce yeti (audio) ˈyāt- How to pronounce yeti (audio)
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