Origin of yeti
First recorded in 1950–55; < the Tibetan language of the Sherpas
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Examples from the Web for yeti
For the study, Sykes appealed to cryptozoologists the world over to send him hair samples that might belong to a yeti.
It simply established that we still have no hard evidence for the yeti.
In the end, the study offers no proof of the existence of a yeti.
Sykes approached the study believing that the Yeti legend may not be made up out of whole cloth.
Sykes, who in September will release a book detailing his search for a yeti, agrees.
YetI could not have been brought to credit it but for the evidence of my eyes.An Oregon Girl
Alfred Ernest Rice
And yetI wonder if I wont scare mother by calling at this time of night?The Girls of Central High
Gertrude W. Morrison
Youll see it yetI never break a promise, the Ranger answered.Boy Scouts in Glacier Park
Walter Prichard Eaton
- another term for abominable snowman
C20: from Tibetan
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Word Origin and History for yeti
1937, from Sherpa (Tibetan) yeh-teh "small manlike animal."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper