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coyotes (smuggler)

coyotes is a plural form of coyote

coyote (smuggler)

Definition:

someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

coyotes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

American English, from Mexican Spanish coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl.
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of coyotes...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Coyote | American jackal | brush wolf | prairie wolf | Canis latrans [species]

a species of canine found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It occurs as far north as Alaska and all but the northernmost portions of Canada. The term is also... (43 of 8489 words, pronunciations, 15 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Coyote

Coyote (disambiguation)

a mammal of the order carnivora found throughout North America. Coyote may also refer to: Advanced Aviation Coyote | Rans S-4 Coyote | Rans S-5 Coyote | Rans S-6 Coyote II | Coyote (chassis), driven in the Indianapolis 500 | Coyote (automobile),... (37 of 563 words, 51 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Coyote (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

coyote [mammal] | prairie wolf [synonym] | brush wolf [synonym]

New World member of the dog family that is smaller and more lightly built than the wolf. The coyote, whose name is derived from the Aztec coyotl, is ... (28 of 998 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/141384​/coyote

Wiktionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural] | coyoted [past tense] | coyoteing [present participle] | coyoting [present participle] | cayeute [sense-specific] | cayota [sense-specific] | cayote [sense-specific] | coyoto [all obsolete, sense-specific] | ...

Canis latrans, a species of canine native to North America. | A smuggler of illegal immigrants across the land border from Mexico into the United States of America. | To prospect for gold by manually digging holes into overlying earth, as into a hillside. (42 of 65 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/coyote

Merriam-Webster:

coyote | coyotes [plural] | prairie wolf [coyote] | Canis latrans [species, sense-specific]

a buff-gray to reddish-gray North American canid closely related to but smaller than the wolf | one who smuggles immigrants into the United States (23 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/coyote

Collins Dictionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural] | Canis latrans [species, sense-specific] | prairie wolf [synonym, sense-specific]

a predatory canine mammalrelated to but smaller than the wolf, roaming the deserts and prairies of North America | (in Native American legends of the ... (24 of 512 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coyote

Columbia Encyclopedia:

coyote | prairie wolf | brush wolf

small, swift wolf, "Canis latrans", native to western North America. It's found in deserts, prairies, open woodlands, and brush country; it's also ... (22 of 347 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813877​.html

Random House Dictionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural] | prairie wolf [synonym, sense-specific] | Canis latrans [species, sense-specific]

a buffy-gray, wolflike canid of North America, distinguished from the wolf ... | [slang] a contemptible person, especially an avaricious or dishonest ... (21 of 88 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/coyote

Oxford Dictionary:

coyote | brush wolf [synonym, sense-specific] | prairie wolf [synonym, sense-specific] | Canis latrans [species, sense-specific] | Canidae [family, member, sense-specific] | coyotes [related]

a wolf-like wild dog native to North America. | in North America... | [North American, informal] : a person who smuggles people from Latin America ... (23 of 78 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/coyote

American Heritage Dictionary:

coyote | prairie wolf [sense-specific] | Canis latrans [species, sense-specific]

A small wolflike carnivorous animal "(Canis latrans") native to western North America and found in many other regions of the continent. | A ... (22 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coyote

New World Dictionary:

coyote [United States] | coyotes [plural] | prairie wolf [United States] | Canis latrans [species, sense-specific]

a wild animal of the dog family, native to the North American plains: it resembles a small wolf | [slang] a smuggler of illegal aliens from Mexico ... (26 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coyote

Macmillan British Dictionary:

coyote [countable] | coyotes [plural]

a small wild dog that lives in North America (9 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/coyote

Cambridge Dictionary:

coyote

a small wild animal like a dog which lives in North America (12 of 18 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coyote

Encarta Dictionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural] | prairie wolf [vertebrates] | prairie wolves [vertebrates, plural]

a carnivorous canine mammal, similar to but smaller than the wolf. Native to: North America. Latin name Canis latrans. | a smuggler who brings illegal ... (24 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601014​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

coyote

First use: 1759

Origin: American English, from Mexican Spanish coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=coyote

Collins Dictionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural]

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl coyotl

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coyote

Oxford Dictionary:

coyote

First use: mid 18th century

Origin: Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl coyotl

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/coyote

Merriam-Webster:

coyote | coyotes [plural]

First use: 1759

Origin: Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl coyōtl

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/coyote

American Heritage Dictionary:

coyote

Origin: American Spanish, from Nahuatl cóyotl.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coyote

Wiktionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural] | coyoted [past tense] | coyoteing [present participle] | coyoting [present participle]

Origin: Spanish coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/coyote

New World Dictionary:

coyote [United States] | coyotes [plural]

Origin: American Spanish from Nahuatl koyo

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coyote

Encarta Dictionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural]

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: Mexican Spanish from Nahuatl coyotl

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601014​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural] | coyoted [past tense] | coyoteing [present participle] | coyoting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "coyote"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/coyote

Collins Dictionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "coyote"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "coyote"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/coyote

Macmillan American Dictionary:

coyote [countable] | coyotes [plural]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "coyote"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "coyote"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/coyote

Macmillan British Dictionary:

coyote [countable] | coyotes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "coyote"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/coyote

Cambridge Dictionary:

coyote

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "coyote"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "coyote"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coyote

the Free Dictionary:

coyote

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "coyote"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "coyote"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "coyote" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/coyote

Google Dictionary:

coyote | coyotes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "coyote"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=coyote

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

coyote

Audio: North American pronunciation of "coyote"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=coyote​02 word=coyote

coyote

Audio: North American pronunciation of "coyote"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=coyote​01 word=coyote

YourDictionary Audio:

coyote

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "coyote" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coyote

freedictionary.org:

coyote

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "coyote" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=coyote

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