Ute

noun
\ ˈyüt How to pronounce Ute (audio) \
plural Ute or Utes

Definition of Ute

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

First Known Use of Ute

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Ute

short for earlier Utah, Utaw, from American Spanish Yuta

Learn More About Ute

Dictionary Entries Near Ute

ut dict

Ute

utensil

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Ute

Cite this Entry

“Ute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ute. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!