cute·​sy | \ ˈkyüt-sē How to pronounce cutesy (audio) \
cutesier; cutesiest

Definition of cutesy

: self-consciously or excessively cute

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Other Words from cutesy

cutesiness noun

Examples of cutesy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The face is friendly, almost cheeky, the proportions petit and the form curvy without being cutesy. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 In a cutesy touch, his backup dancers were life-sized teddy bears, and a giant claw reached down every so often, threatening to pull one of them up into the sky. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 12 Sep. 2021 The only danger comes from more manmade items such as clearly intrusive robots, but even those are mostly cutesy, with spring-like steps that flick Hoa away rather than hurting the fairy. Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2021 Luke and Julia's chemistry leaves something to be desired, and their connection doesn't quite spark beyond the cutesy trappings of their rom-com moments. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 30 July 2021 The girls provide points of focus, but there’s nothing cutesy about them. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 But their relationship is mostly cutesy bickering and apologies. Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture, 16 July 2021 Please, please, please, please don't let this guy's cutesy charm fool you. Kristen Baldwin,, 29 June 2021 Referencing Bob the Builder and Barbie and Ken, the cutesy pop song is juxtaposed with the music video, in which Poarch channels Dolores and leads a revolution, burning down a Build-a-Bear-like workshop where men craft their dream girls. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of cutesy

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cutesy

cute + -sy (as in folksy)

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23 Sep 2021

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“Cutesy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cutesy

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

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