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also tee·pee or ti·pi (tē′pē)
n. pl. te·pees also tee·pees or ti·pis
A portable dwelling of certain Native American peoples, especially on the Great Plains, consisting of a conical framework of poles covered with skins or bark.

[Sioux thípi, dwelling.]


(ˈtiːpiː) or


(Anthropology & Ethnology) a cone-shaped tent of animal skins used by certain North American Indians
[C19: from Siouan tīpī, from ti to dwell + pi used for]


or tee•pee

(ˈti pi)

a Plains Indian tent made from animal skins laid on a conical frame of long poles.
Sometimes, tipi.
[1735–45, Amer.; < Dakota thípi=thí- to dwell + -pi pl. indefinite abstract n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tepee - a Native American tenttepee - a Native American tent; usually of conical shape
indian lodge, lodge - any of various Native American dwellings
collapsible shelter, tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek"


[ˈtiːpiː] N (US) → tipi m


nTipi nt
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Across the top of the newspaper, make a tepee of the smallest twigs.
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