tepee

or tee·pee, ti·pi

[ tee-pee ]
/ ˈti pi /

noun

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.

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Origin of tepee

1735–45, Americanism; < Dakota tʰípi, equivalent to tʰí- to dwell + -pi plural indefinite abstract noun suffix
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tepee

teepee

/ (ˈtiːpiː) /

noun

a cone-shaped tent of animal skins used by certain North American Indians

Word Origin for tepee

C19: from Siouan tīpī, from ti to dwell + pi used for
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