- a legendary large, hairy, humanoid creature said to inhabit the Himalayas.
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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Related Words for abominable snowmanyeti
- 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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1921, translating Tibetan meetaoh kangmi.
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