English edit

 
A coyote.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish coyote, from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl. Compare Chinook ki-o-tī.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈjoʊ.ɾi/, /kaɪˈ(j)oʊ.ɾi/, (especially Western US) /ˈkaɪ.(j)oʊt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɔɪˈ(j)əʊt(ɪ)/
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Noun edit

coyote (plural coyotes)

  1. Canis latrans, a species of canine native to North America.
    Synonym: prairie wolf
    • 1824, William Bullock, Six Months' Residence and Travels in Mexico, page 119:
      Near Rio Frio we shot several handsome birds, and saw a cayjotte, or wild dog, which in size nearly approached the wolf.
  2. (US, informal) A smuggler of undocumented immigrants across the land border from Latin America into the United States of America.
    • 2020 July 23, Abrahm Lustgarten, “The Great Climate Migration”, in New York Times[1]:
      Jorge’s father had pawned his last four goats for $2,000 to help pay for their transit, another loan the family would have to repay at 100 percent interest. The coyote called at 10 p.m. — they would go that night.

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  • Irish: cadhóit

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See also: Coyote

Verb edit

coyote (third-person singular simple present coyotes, present participle coyoteing or coyoting, simple past and past participle coyoted)

  1. To prospect for gold by manually digging holes into overlying earth, as into a hillside.

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Borrowed from English coyote, from Spanish coyote, from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl.

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coyote m (plural coyotes, diminutive coyootje n)

  1. coyote
    Synonym: prairiewolf

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish coyote, from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl.

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coyote m (plural coyotes)

  1. coyote

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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English coyote, from Spanish coyote, from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl.

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coyote m (usually invariable, plural (rare, proscribed) coyoti)

  1. coyote

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  1. ^ coyote in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /koˈʝote/ [koˈʝo.t̪e]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /koˈʃote/ [koˈʃo.t̪e]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /koˈʒote/ [koˈʒo.t̪e]

Noun edit

coyote m (plural coyotes)

  1. coyote (canine)
  2. (Mexico) coyote (smuggler of illegal immigrants)
    Synonym: pollo
  3. (Mexico) fixer, middleman
    Synonym: intermediario
  4. (obsolete) a person of mixed Native American and mestizo descent

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