cut·​ie | \ˈkyü-tē \
variants: or cutey
plural cuties or cuteys

Definition of cutie 

: an attractive person especially : a pretty girl

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Synonyms & Antonyms for cutie


babe [slang], dish, doll, dreamboat [slang], fox, glamour-puss, hottie, knockout, looker, showstopper, ten



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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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Luna Aura) The sun glistens off the pool water and the sunglasses of some cutie across the way. Kat Bein, Billboard, "20 Poolside Songs For Summer," 5 June 2018 According to WCCO CBS Minnesota, the man heard the baby cat crying earlier in June, swooped the cutie up and brought her home. Saryn Chorney,, "Good Samaritan Brings Home Rescue Kitten with Strange Meow and Very Big Paws, Discovers It's a Baby Bobcat," 18 June 2018 There is still plenty to come from the conscious candy cutie. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Marshmello Teases 'Fly' Music Video Feat. Disney Channel's 'DuckTales': Watch," 18 June 2018 The joint product of Nissan’s styling studios in San Diego and Rio de Janeiro, the Kicks is a cutie aimed at young singles and couples who tend to be urbanites earning between 45 and 65 large. Al Haas,, "Nissan's Kicks is a cute, useful hatchback, not a crossover," 5 July 2018 By Wielding Light Sabers) Hawaiian Bobtail Squid These cuties light up via bioluminescent bacteria living in a light organ in their mantle, or main body. National Geographic, "Living Fireworks, These Animals Produce Light Shows with Their Bodies," 30 June 2018 The zoo has quite a few cuties this summer, starting with the river otters themselves, who are only a year old. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything (old and new) you should do at the zoo with your kids," 25 June 2018 The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced on Tuesday the birth of an eighth vervet monkey to its troop of cuties. Saryn Chorney,, "Jax, Is That You? Columbus Zoo Names Newborn Vervet Monkey for the Vanderpump Rules Star," 19 June 2018 Props to Dunkin’ for transforming its production line scraps into these craveable cuties. 4. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "Critics’ pick their favorite fast food in San Antonio," 18 June 2018

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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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The first known use of cutie was in 1908

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English Language Learners Definition of cutie

: an attractive person : a cute person

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