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ute

[yoot] /yut/
noun
1.
Informal. a utility vehicle.
Origin of ute
1940-1945
1940-45

Ute

[yoot] /yut/
noun, plural Utes (especially collectively) Ute.
1.
a member of an American Indian people of Utah and W Colorado.
2.
a dialect or group of dialects of the Uto-Aztecan language shared by the Utes and Southern Paiutes.
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Examples from the Web for ute
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  • The stealthy footfalls told Elmer that his foe was heading straight for the river bank and that he was in the ute's path.

    The Air Ship Boys H.L. Sayler
  • In the spring of 1868, he accompanied a party of ute Indians to Washington.

    The Life of Kit Carson Edward S. Ellis
  • The lowest of all the ute tribes were those who lived in the sage-brush.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • She's as straight as a ute, and her eyes are clear as agates.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • There was danger in their path; a ute war-band was abroad, but the fools knew it not.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • They were going to a beautiful place in the mountains, called the ute Pass.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
  • On the whole, I must say, we were not favorably impressed with ute life, as a rule.

    Across America James F. Rusling
  • They drove through the little village at the mouth of the ute Pass.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The wrinkled visaged chief beat his breast and muttered in ute dialect the prayers of a bereaved father for a dead daughter.

    Chiquita, an American Novel Merrill Tileston
  • They and their captain (Payne) you have heard more of in the ute campaign.

British Dictionary definitions for ute

ute

/juːt/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) short for utility (sense 6)

Ute

/juːt; ˈjuːtɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) Utes, Ute. a member of a North American Indian people of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, related to the Aztecs
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family
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Word Origin and History for ute

Ute

1846, shortened from Utah.

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Slang definitions & phrases for ute

usual

Related Terms

as per usual

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for ute

ute

utility vehicle
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