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ute 1

Syllabification: ute


A utility vehicle: ordinary families buy pickups and sport utes
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  • Every year, Australians buy 70,000 utes and small pickups, about 9 percent of the vehicle market.
  • No motor vehicle has a more Australian heritage than the ute.
  • I saw her watching the men driving off in their utes, chainsaws at the ready.


1940s: abbreviation.

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Ute 2 Syllabification: Ute

noun (plural same or Utes)

1A member of an American Indian people living chiefly in Colorado and Utah.
Example sentences
  • At times the Navajos were allied with the Spanish against other Indians, principally the Utes.
  • Among the Shoshones and Utes, twins were sometimes looked upon as a sign of impending bad luck.
  • Cultural familiarity, if not in this case ties of kinship, connected these Utes and New Mexicans, enabling the latter to establish themselves peacefully in Ute territory.
2The Uto-Aztecan language of the Ute.
Example sentences
  • Her native language, Ute, is closely related to Shoshoni.
  • He spoke Ute at home, but as soon as they hit the school bus, and all day long, they spoke English.
  • The diminutive suffix is often used in Ute and Paiute to indicate youth or affection.


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Relating to the Ute or their language.
Example sentences
  • In the spring of 1784 a Ute headman named Ignacio caught wind of a party of New Mexicans heading north to build a settlement on land the Utes claimed as their own.
  • More than a thousand Utes, especially older people, also speak their native Ute language.
  • Many Ute children like to go hunting and fishing with their fathers.


From earlier Utah, from Spanish Yuta; compare with Paiute.

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