[kahy-oh-tee, kahy-oht] /kaɪˈoʊ ti, ˈkaɪ oʊt/
noun, plural coyotes (especially collectively) coyote.
Also called prairie wolf. a buffy-gray, wolflike canid, Canis latrans, of North America, distinguished from the wolf by its relatively small size and its slender build, large ears, and narrow muzzle.
Slang. a contemptible person, especially an avaricious or dishonest one.
American Indian Legend. the coyote regarded as a culture hero and trickster by American Indian tribes of the West.
Slang. a person who smuggles immigrants, especially Latin Americans, into the U.S. for a fee.
/ˈkɔɪəʊt; kɔɪˈəʊt; kɔɪˈəʊtɪ/
noun (pl) -otes, -ote
Also called prairie wolf. a predatory canine mammal, Canis latrans, related to but smaller than the wolf, roaming the deserts and prairies of North America
(in Native American legends of the West) a trickster and culture hero represented as a man or as an animal
1759, American English, from Mexican Spanish coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl.
A person who smuggles illegal immigrants across the Mexican-US border: the ”coyotes,” the smugglers who bribe or otherwise contrive to get their charges past border authorities (1920s+) coyote ugly
Extremely ugly or nasty; piss-ugly, ugly as catshit: I had a coyote ugly date (1980s+ Students)
noun 1. South Dakota (used as a nickname).
[koi-uh-til-oh; Spanish kaw-yaw-tee-yaw] /ˌkɔɪ əˈtɪl oʊ; Spanish ˌkɔ yɔˈti yɔ/ noun, plural coyotillos [koi-uh-til-ohz; Spanish kaw-yaw-tee-yaws] /ˌkɔɪ əˈtɪl oʊz; Spanish ˌkɔ yɔˈti yɔs/ (Show IPA) 1. a poisonous shrub with black berries, Karwinskia humboldtiana, of the buckthorn family, found in Mexico and the southwestern U.S. /ˌkəʊjəʊˈtiːljəʊ/ noun (pl) -los 1. a thorny poisonous rhamnaceous shrub, […]
/French kwapɛl/ noun 1. Antoine. 1661–1722, French baroque painter, noted esp for his large biblical compositions
[koi-poo] /ˈkɔɪ pu/ noun, plural coypus (especially collectively) coypu. 1. a large, South American, aquatic rodent, Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypus, yielding the fur nutria. /ˈkɔɪpuː/ noun (pl) -pus, -pu 1. an aquatic South American hystricomorph rodent, Myocastor coypus, introduced into Europe: family Capromyidae. It resembles a small beaver with a ratlike tail and is bred […]