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

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Recent Examples on the Web By far the most entertaining theory is that the party was attacked by a yeti. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 Even Rihanna wore a pair of yeti boots from Saint Laurent in 2017. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 10 Mar. 2021 There were reports again of that political yeti, the undecided voter, but this time, no one really fell for it. John Mcdonnell, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2020 The Matterhorn simulates an Alpine sled hurtling down a mountain while trying to avoid a yeti trying to capture the sled. Lauren M. Johnson And Jeffrey Kopp, CNN, 10 Nov. 2020 Similarly, Mount Everest figures prominently in Abominable, the tale of a wayward yeti from director Jill Culton, 51. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Dec. 2019 There's a yeti kidnapping, time travel, a trip to the moon, and a tussle with a team of villainous rivals who are far more civilized and likable than our protagonists. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Dec. 2019 So instead of stalling out, the Fat E-5 will crawl up and over roots, rocks, and icy patches like a yeti. Parker Hall, Wired, 17 Dec. 2019 Nature lovers will appreciate the kangaroo and platypus coins, while there is even a spot for the yowie, a mythical creature said to be similar to a yeti. Jack Guy, CNN, 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of yeti

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yeti

Sherpa (Tibetan dialect of the Sherpas)

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“Yeti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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