Teepee definitions

tē'pē
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A cone-shaped tent traditionally used by many native peoples of the Great Plains of North America.
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Alternative form of tp (to cover with toilet paper)
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Origin of teepee

From the Lakota word thípi (IPA(key): /ˈtʰipi/), which consists of two elements: the verb thí, meaning "to dwell," and pi, a pluralising enclitic (a suffix-like ending that marks the subject of the verb as plural), which means "they dwell." Lakota verbs can be used as nouns and this is the case with thípi, which in practice just means "house."