yeti

noun
ye·​ti | \ˈye-tē, ˈyā- \

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The yeti and the Loch Ness monster are famous; less so are the moose rumored to roam New Zealand and the black panthers that supposedly inhabit the English countryside. Brooke Jarvis, The New Yorker, "The Obsessive Search for the Tasmanian Tiger," 16 Jan. 2012 These people set up camera traps for the Sasquatch, examine goat carcasses looking for signs of the chupacabra, or hunting for a yeti on the slopes of the Himalayas. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "A New Hunt for the DNA of the Loch Ness Monster," 24 May 2018 Drambuie grew into a 115-pound blond bruiser with the thick coat of a yeti. Amy Sutherland, BostonGlobe.com, "An experimental cancer treatment cured this dog. Could it work for people?," 16 May 2018 Facebook's yeti campaign is just one of many design strategies the social network has used to guide users to click or tap on a certain button. Tracey Lien, latimes.com, "Why do people hand over so much data to tech companies? It's not easy to say 'no'," 29 Mar. 2018 Three years ago when Facebook Messenger's users opened the app on an Android device, they were greeted by an adorable cartoon yeti. Tracey Lien, latimes.com, "Why do people hand over so much data to tech companies? It's not easy to say 'no'," 29 Mar. 2018 With Rihanna and Naomi Campbell stepping out in its Spring 2018 yeti variation and both Cardi B and Kendall Jenner wearing the sparkling, bank account-breaking Niki style, Anthony Vaccarello’s designs have struck a chord with celebrities. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Beyoncé’s Boots Were Made for Instagramming," 12 Dec. 2017 On Instagram, Rihanna was the first to wear Saint Laurent’s Spring 2018 yeti boots, showing off a coveted piece that is certain to make its way into editorials and onto the red carpet. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rihanna Loves Her Yeti Boots—And You Can Too," 26 Oct. 2017 The video shows how the pilot program works: With a pet yeti — a Tibetan term for an abominable snowman — your valuables are always protected. Max Londberg, kansascity, "Police department’s viral PSA uses abominable snowman to keep items in cars safe," 22 June 2017

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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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