cutesy

adjective

cute·​sy ˈkyüt-sē How to pronounce cutesy (audio)
cutesier; cutesiest
: self-consciously or excessively cute
cutesiness noun

Examples of cutesy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The anthropomorphism on display is anything but cutesy. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 May 2024 Like her resume, VanderWaal's style has evolved over the years as she’s matured her wardrobe from the cutesy pre-teen outfits fans knew her for. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 Those who find Lanthimos’s labored eccentricities and cutesy cruelty amusing will presumably like this movie, too. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 24 May 2024 Hinge is adorable but a touch too cutesy with the writing prompts. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 14 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for cutesy 

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Word History

Etymology

cute + -sy (as in folksy)

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutesy was in 1914

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“Cutesy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutesy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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