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ute

[yoot] /yut/
noun
1.
Informal. a utility vehicle.
Origin
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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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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Slang definitions & phrases for ute

ute

noun

A utility or sport-utility vehicle: The San Clemente is the first sport ute created especially for the mature market/ Sport-utes, which are four-wheel-drive trucks outfitted like boxy station wagons, are being scarfed up by buyers in record numbers

[1943+; the dated instance is from WWII Australia–New Zealand use]


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Related Abbreviations for ute

ute

utility vehicle
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