Abominable Snowman

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Origin of Abominable Snowman

1920–25; spurious translation of a supposed Tibetan phrase metoh kangmi, probably an erroneous rendering of Tibetan mi t'om man-bear and k'ang mi snowfield man
Also called yeti.
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abominable snowman

  1. a large legendary manlike or apelike creature, alleged to inhabit the Himalayan MountainsAlso called: yeti

Word Origin for abominable snowman

a translation of Tibetan metohkangmi, from metoh foul + kangmi snowman
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Word Origin and History for abominable snowman

1921, translating Tibetan meetaoh kangmi.

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