noun, plural Pai·utes, (especially collectively) Pai·ute.
- a member of a group of North American Indians of the Uto-Aztecan family dwelling in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.
- either of two mutually unintelligible Uto-Aztecan languages (Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute).
- plural -utes or -ute a member of either of two North American Indian peoples (Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute) of the Southwestern US, related to the Aztecs
- the language of either of these peoples, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family