abominable snowman

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1921. Calque of Tibetan མི་སྡུག་གངས་མི (mi sdug gangs mi), from མི་སྡུག (mi sdug, repulsive, unlovely, ugly, hideous), and གངས་མི (gangs mi, snowman).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɑm.ə.nə.bl̩ ˈsnoʊ.mæn/, /əˈbɑm.nə.bl̩ ˈsnoʊ.mæn/

Noun[edit]

abominable snowman (plural abominable snowmen)

  1. (cryptozoology, often capitalized) A bearlike animal said to exist in the Himalayas.[1]

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  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5