Coyote meaning

kī-ōtē, kīōt
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A person who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States, especially across the Mexican border.
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The definition of a coyote is a wild animal that belongs to the dog family, or slang for a person who sneaks illegal aliens into the United States from Mexico.

An example of a coyote is the Looney Tunes character Wile E. from the Roadrunner cartoons.

An example of a coyote is someone who drives across the Mexico/US border hiding illegal immigrants under cargo in their van.

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Canis latrans, a species of canine native to North America.
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To prospect for gold by manually digging holes into overlying earth, as into a hillside.
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A firefighter who is sent to battle remote, usually very severe forest fires, often for days at a time.
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A smuggler of illegal aliens from Mexico into the U.S.
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A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America.
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A wolflike carnivorous mammal (Canis latrans) of North and Central America, having grayish-brown or yellowish fur, large erect ears, and a drooping bushy tail.
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A wild animal (Canis latrans) of the dog family, native to the North American plains: it resembles a small wolf.
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Origin of coyote

  • American Spanish from Nahuatl cóyotl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl.

    From Wiktionary