Definition of Ute
plural Ute or Utes
1 : a member of an American Indian people originally ranging through Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico
2 : the Uto-Aztecan language of the Ute people
Origin of ute
short for earlier Utah, Utaw, from American Spanish Yuta
First Known Use: 1776
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