[ tahy-ee ]

Origin of tyee

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; from Chinook Jargon: literally, “chief, boss,” from Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) ta·yi· “elder brother, senior”); as a name for the fish perhaps analogous with king salmon
  • Also called ty·ee salm·on [tahy-ee sam-uhn]. /ˈtaɪ i ˈsæm ən/.

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