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cutesy

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adjective cute·sy \ˈkyüt-sē\

Simple Definition of cutesy

  • : trying very hard or too hard to be appealing : too cute in an annoying way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cutesy

cutesiercutesiest

  1. :  self-consciously or excessively cute

cutesiness noun

Origin of cutesy

cute + -sy (as in folksy)


First Known Use: 1914


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