Definition of cutesy
: self-consciously or excessively cute
Recent Examples of cutesy from the Web
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.
The style is distinctly manga-influenced, though not overly cutesy.
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Origin and Etymology of cutesy
cute + -sy (as in folksy)
First Known Use: 1914
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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