noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

Origin of yeti

First recorded in 1950–55; < the Tibetan language of the Sherpas Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for yeti

sasquatch, yeti

Examples from the Web for yeti

Contemporary Examples of yeti

Historical Examples of yeti

  • YetI could not have been brought to credit it but for the evidence of my eyes.

    An Oregon Girl

    Alfred Ernest Rice

  • And yetI wonder if I wont scare mother by calling at this time of night?

    The Girls of Central High

    Gertrude W. Morrison

  • Youll see it yetI never break a promise, the Ranger answered.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park

    Walter Prichard Eaton

British Dictionary definitions for yeti



another term for abominable snowman

Word Origin for yeti

C20: from Tibetan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for yeti

1937, from Sherpa (Tibetan) yeh-teh "small manlike animal."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper