Definition of cutesy
: self-consciously or excessively cute
Recent Examples of cutesy from the Web
There’s a current Pinterest craze that features taking stock tanks and turning them into cutesy pools.
The other folks on his robbery team are cutesy and cuddly couple Buddy and Darling, played by Jon Hamm and Elza Gonzalez.
There’s the cutesy diner waitress love interest (Lily James), the tragic childhood backstory, the family member Baby tries to protect.
The genre got a bad rap during the dark days of the early aughts, when big studios were pumping out cutesy soulless schlock and casting—
Oh, look at the grass patch and fire hydrant where Nugget, Perry’s cutesy-wootsy dog, handled his biz.
Inheriting a tiny kitchen, the raw bar concept made sense logistically and Smith-Malave surprised herself with the cutesy name, which had to grow on Miller.
Two and a half months later, Bubbles + Pearls emerged. Inheriting a tiny kitchen, the raw bar concept made sense logistically and Smith-Malave surprised herself with the cutesy name, which had to grow on Miller.
Over the next decade, the couple turned the cutesy storybook home into a more modern hideaway while preserving its Old World soul.
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Origin and Etymology of cutesy
cute + -sy (as in folksy)
First Known Use: 1914See Words from the same year
CUTESY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cutesy for English Language Learners
: trying very hard or too hard to be appealing : too cute in an annoying way
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