Origin of tyee
1790–1800, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon: chief, boss (< Nootka ta·yi· elder brother, senior); as a name for the fish perhaps analogous with king salmon
Also called tyee salmon.
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Examples from the Web for tyee
Mr. Layard could not induce them to touch anything from the bank, but a tyee of 18lb.Fishing in British Columbia
Thomas Wilson Lambert
If we don' skin um, we goin' to mak' Sah-ha-lee Tyee ver' mad.Connie Morgan in the Fur Country
James B. Hendryx
The tyee salmon, "Oncorhynchus tschawytscha," has many names.Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland
"The Tyee will be in from Valparaiso about that time," he answered.
On your way out West to join the Tyee you wrote her every day on the train.