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[pahy-oot, pahy-oot]
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noun, plural Pi·utes, (especially collectively) Pi·ute.
  1. Paiute.


or Pi·ute

[pahy-oot, pahy-oot]
noun, plural Pai·utes, (especially collectively) Pai·ute.
  1. a member of a group of North American Indians of the Uto-Aztecan family dwelling in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.
  2. either of two mutually unintelligible Uto-Aztecan languages (Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute).
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Examples from the Web for piute

Historical Examples

  • The Claywall physician came into the little room as silently as a Piute.

    They of the High Trails</p>

    Hamlin Garland

  • They yowled and danced like Piute Indians, and glared at each other as they danced.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • You see the Piute women put black on their faces when a child is gone.

  • Arriving there, we found only a Piute family and one Oriba woman.

  • Piute will get deer, or you may shoot them yourself; eat all the venison you can.

British Dictionary definitions for piute


  1. a variant spelling of Paiute



  1. plural -utes or -ute a member of either of two North American Indian peoples (Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute) of the Southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
  2. the language of either of these peoples, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family
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