teepee

or te·pee, ti·pi

[ tee-pee ]

noun
  1. a tent of the American Indians, made usually from animal skins laid on a conical frame of long poles and having an opening at the top for ventilation and a flap door.

Origin of teepee

1
An Americanism first recorded in 1735–45; from Dakota tʰípi, equivalent to tʰí- “to dwell” + -pi plural indefinite abstract noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for teepee

teepee

/ (ˈtiːpiː) /


noun
  1. a variant spelling of tepee

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