cutesy

adjective
cute·sy | \ˈkyüt-sē \
cutesier; cutesiest

Definition of cutesy 

: self-consciously or excessively cute

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Other Words from cutesy

cutesiness noun

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But live, Jukebox couldn’t match up the energy of the album live, and cutesy deadpan banter about getting a song placed on Rob Schneider’s Netflix show became less a distinguishing trait than the only reason worth sticking around. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 9: Janelle Monáe, Flaming Lips, BØRNS, Judah & the Lion and more," 7 July 2018 But even if your taste skews more modest, a Bo-ish neutral suit of your own will give you distinction in the sea of yawny black maillots and cutesy polka-dot bikinis. Christine Whitney, WSJ, "The Best Alternatives to the Boring Black Swimsuit," 11 July 2018 Game making as a whole is so especially rife with exploitative work conditions that the practice gets its own special, cutesy name. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Prey: Mooncrash’s dystopic nightmare hits a little too close to home," 28 June 2018 That 1950s vibe was amplified thanks to a pair of prim stiletto heels and cutesy striped ankle socks. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Rita Ora Takes the Logo Trend to the Next Level in London," 12 Jan. 2018 Trudeau's critics still love to complain about his cutesy idiosyncrasies: wearing flashy socks, being seen shirtless in public, or photobombing regular Canadians. Author: Selena Ross, Anchorage Daily News, "Trudeau takes his turn as Trump's principal antagonist, and Canadians rally around him," 10 June 2018 While Etude House is known for its cutesy and sweet packaging, the products inside are crazy-effective, pigmented, and long-wearing. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Go Makeup Shopping in Myeong-dong with South Korean Model Cherry," 23 May 2018 For me, this is all a bit too wordy, too cutesy, and too much. New York Times, "Fun Things to Do This Weekend: Pride, Summer Solstice and Sensory Overload in Brighton Beach," 21 June 2018 Llamas may even finally dethrone unicorns as the trendiest cutesy creature around. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Apparently, Llamas Are The New Unicorns," 10 May 2018

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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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cutesy

adjective

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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