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

Examples of yeti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Wednesday, the Grammy-winning rapper made her Tonight Show appearance especially memorable by transforming host Jimmy Fallon into one of her infamous yeti dancers. Shania Russell,, 2 May 2024 As the show began, models snaked down a snowy catwalk, clutching skis and snowboards and sporting yeti boots, salopettes and puffer jackets. Laura Hawkins, Vogue, 5 Feb. 2024 Each person takes a turn removing a noodle, hoping the yeti won’t fall into the bowl. Cheryl Fenton, Parents, 27 Oct. 2023 Wonka also preserves those classic elements of body horror like Violet’s blueberry inflation: One especially notable scene involves Wonka’s customers growing facial hair that resembles cotton candy, the result of accidental poisoning via yeti sweat. Mayukh Sen, Bon Appétit, 15 Dec. 2023 The yeti print is also available in a lightweight option. Lydia Price, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 In this wacky activity, the plastic noodles are piled across the bowl with the yeti figure precariously placed on top. Cheryl Fenton, Parents, 27 Oct. 2023 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

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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 18 Jun. 2024.

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