adjective \ˈkyüt\

: having a pleasing and usually youthful appearance

: attractive in a sexual way

: clever in an appealing way


Full Definition of CUTE

a :  clever or shrewd often in an underhanded manner
b :  impertinent, smart-alecky <don't get cute with me>
:  attractive or pretty especially in a childish, youthful, or delicate way
:  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



Definition of CUTE

:  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>

First Known Use of CUTE



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