abominable snowman

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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/

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abominable snowman ‎(plural abominable snowmen)

  1. (cryptozoology, often capitalized) A humanoid or apelike animal said to exist in the Himalayas.

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