- Informal. a utility vehicle.
Origin of ute
- a member of an American Indian people of Utah and W Colorado.
- a dialect or group of dialects of the Uto-Aztecan language shared by the Utes and Southern Paiutes.
Examples from the Web for ute
Historical Examples of ute
Matt said his mother was a Ute—full-blooded en tribe-raised.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
The Ute had discovered the flight of their captive and were in hot pursuit.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony
There was danger in their path; a Ute war-band was abroad, but the fools knew it not.The Candidate
Joseph Alexander Altsheler
On the whole, I must say, we were not favorably impressed with Ute life, as a rule.Across America
James F. Rusling
They must have been attacked by wild animals or kidnapped by that Ute Indian.Meg of Mystery Mountain
Grace May North
- Australian and NZ informal short for utility (def. 6)
- plural Utes or Ute a member of a North American Indian people of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, related to the Aztecs
- the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family
1846, shortened from Utah.