cut·​ie | \ ˈkyü-tē How to pronounce cutie (audio) \
variants: or cutey
plural cuties or cuteys

Definition of cutie

: an attractive person especially : a pretty girl

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Examples of cutie in a Sentence

Her boyfriend's a real cutie. in her days as a chorus girl she was a real cutie

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The website for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( offers an endless roster of adoptable cutie pies, searchable by Zip code! Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Older man gets grief for buying a puppy," 19 June 2019 Finally, some good news: pretty Franziska and hapless cutie Magnus are still together! Abbey Maxbauer,, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix's Dark Season 2 Recap," 25 June 2019 The website for the ASPCA ( offers an endless roster of adoptable cutie pies, searchable by ZIP code! Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: Their reaction to my new dog bothers me," 19 June 2019 The website for the ASPCA ( offers an endless roster of adoptable cutie pies, searchable by ZIP code! Ask Amy,, "Ask Amy: Friends question senior man’s choice of getting a puppy," 19 June 2019 Aside from being a little skinny, luckily the tiny eight-pound cutie was mostly in good health. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Sir Didymus and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 14 June 2019 That's the kind of love DallasK, Nicky Romero and Xylo wrote about on their summer heartbreak sing-along, and that's the lingering memory that haunts the cuties who struggle to move on in the official music video. Kat Bein, Billboard, "DallasK, Nicky Romero & Xylo's Love Lingers in 'Sometimes' Video: Exclusive," 6 June 2019 No one will ever guess that this cutie doubles as a work and gym bag. NBC News, "The 10 best gym-to-office bags," 7 June 2019 Nothing can stop the cutie pie from getting into mischief with his siblings! Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Admits to a Scary, Relatable Mishap With the Very Active Prince Louis," 15 May 2019

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First Known Use of cutie

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cutie

cute + -ie

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16 Jul 2019

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The first known use of cutie was in 1908

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English Language Learners Definition of cutie

informal : an attractive person : a cute person

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