There are 2 definitions of Ute in English:

Ute

Syllabification: Ute
Pronunciation: /yo͞ot
 
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noun (plural same or Utes)

  • 1A member of an American Indian people living chiefly in Colorado and Utah.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Ute or their language.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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There are 2 definitions of Ute in English:

ute

Syllabification: ute
Pronunciation: /yo͞ot
 
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noun

informal
  • 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.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation.

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Word of the day kerf
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a slit made by cutting with a saw