variants or sport ute
plural sport-utes or sport utes
: sport utility vehicle
And even over tough desert terrain, the ride is smooth enough to rate as comfortable. More cushy, in fact, than that of any sport-ute I've ever driven over similar terrain.Tony Assenza

Examples of sport-ute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even before Toyota's RAV4, Korean carmaker Kia turned out a vehicle that had a slightly larger sport-ute body riding on a truck-style frame, which sold at an econocar price. Don Schroeder, Car and Driver, 29 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1989, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sport-ute was in 1989

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Cite this Entry

“Sport-ute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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