- a cone-shaped tent of animal skins or bark used by North American Indian peoples of the plains and Great Lakes regions
- a similarly shaped Indian dwelling of other materials, such as canvas
Origin of tepeeDakota típi, dwelling ; from tí-, to dwell + -pi, suffix indicating plural , indefinite, or abstract form
also tee·pee or ti·pi
nounpl. 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.
Origin of tepeeSioux thípi, dwelling.
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- Alternative form of teepee.