abominable snowman

a·bom·i·na·ble snow·man
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bom-uh-nuh-buh l snoh-man]
    • /əˈbɒm ə nə bəl ˈsnoʊˌmæn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bom-uh-nuh-buh l snoh-man]
    • /əˈbɒm ə nə bəl ˈsnoʊˌmæn/

Definitions of abominable snowman words

  • noun abominable snowman a large legendary manlike or apelike creature, alleged to inhabit the Himalayan Mountains 3
  • noun abominable snowman a large, hairy, manlike animal reputed to live in the Himalayas 3
  • noun abominable snowman a legendary large, hairy, humanoid creature said to inhabit the Himalayas. 1
  • noun abominable snowman (cryptozoology, often capitalized) A humanoid or apelike animal said to exist in the Himalayas. 0

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Origin of abominable snowman

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
1920-25; spurious translation of a supposed Tibetan phrase metoh kangmi, probably an erroneous rendering of Tibetan mi t'om man-bear and k'ang mi snowfield man

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abominable snowman popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for abominable snowman

noun abominable snowman

  • yeti — Abominable Snowman.

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