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

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Soon enough, Yi and the yeti hit the road, joined by two of the girl’s neighbors and comic-relief providers: the pint-sized basketball freak Peng (Albert Tsai) and the suave ladies’ man Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor). Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Abominable': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 7 Sep. 2019 Photographs and casts of the yeti footprint are consistent -- a very odd, broad primate foot -- and so are the sight records, most of which come from the populous Sherpa country of eastern Nepal., "Iconic author Peter Matthiessen revealed as Bigfoot devotee; claimed he spotted sasquatch in Northwest," 2 July 2019 In a display of costume-style designs, animal totems were the order of the day. Oversized fur headpieces, deer antlers and bear head sculptures merged with giant synthetic lacing and yeti-style fringed footwear with architectural metal heels. Washington Post, "Chanel’s new designer, Viard, unveils couture debut in Paris," 2 July 2019 While most of us mere mortals are wearing mom jeans and crop tops, Billie's out here in neon ski masks and furry yeti pants. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Billie Eilish is Wearing a Gucci Ankle Pillow and I'm Lowkey Confused," 26 June 2019 That’s the only yeti to be found in the script, except obliquely, perhaps, in its endorsement of Rousseau’s concept of the noble savage. Margaret Gray,, "Review: At Rogue Machine, ‘Yeti’ lets loose their inner 12-year-old," 7 June 2019 Just weeks after the Indian Army allegedly discovered the mysterious footprint of the yeti, the FBI released documents Wednesday regarding a 1976 investigation into another hairy mythical creature: Bigfoot. Grace Segers, CBS News, "New documents reveal FBI investigated Bigfoot in 1970s," 5 June 2019 Unremarkable songs pepper the film, including one that will make Bowie fans bristle, courtesy of James Corden’s yeti-hunting, struggling-nature-show host, Percy Patterson. Brent Mcknight, The Seattle Times, "‘Smallfoot’: Cute animated adventure walks a predictable path," 25 Sep. 2018 The story of Migo (voiced by Channing Tatum), an enthusiastic yeti who lives an idyllic life in his Himalayan mountain-top village, unfolds beat for beat in the most predictable way. Brent Mcknight, The Seattle Times, "‘Smallfoot’: Cute animated adventure walks a predictable path," 25 Sep. 2018

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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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