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

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“Ute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ute. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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