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cute

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adjective \ˈkyüt\

Simple Definition of cute

  • : having a pleasing and usually youthful appearance

  • : attractive in a sexual way

  • : clever in an appealing way

Full Definition of cute

cut·ercut·est

  1. 1 a :  clever or shrewd often in an underhanded manner b :  impertinent, smart-alecky <don't get cute with me>

  2. 2 :  attractive or pretty especially in a childish, youthful, or delicate way

  3. 3 :  obviously straining for effect

cute·ly adverb
cute·ness noun

Examples of cute

  1. <she's very nice, but she's not afraid to get cute when there's something she wants>

  2. <we're having a serious discussion here, so cut the cute remarks>



Origin of cute

short for acute


First Known Use: circa 1731


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cute

noun

Definition of cute

  1. :  the quality or state of being cute or cutesy; also :  an instance of cuteness or cutesiness —usually used in plural <a movie suffering from a case of the cutes>



1965

First Known Use of cute

1965




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