yeti

A yeti is a mythical creature that's said to live in the Himalayan mountains. Another name for a yeti is "abominable snowman."

While most people consider the yeti to be a legend, there are those who believe it's a real human-like creature that lives in Nepal and Tibet. The yeti — which is often spelled with a capital Y — has long been part of Tibetan legend and myth, and has existed in Western popular culture since the 19th century, when Himalayan explorers first reported seeing a strange, tall creature. The Tibetan root of yeti is yeh-teh, "small manlike animal."

Definitions of yeti
  1. noun
    a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas
    synonyms: abominable snowman
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    type of:
    legendary creature
    a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual
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