cu·​tis | \ ˈkyü-təs How to pronounce cutis (audio) \
plural cutes\ ˈkyü-​ˌtēz How to pronounce cutis (audio) \ or cutises

Definition of cutis

: dermis

Examples of cutis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That opening number, about the irresistible charm of holiday movie meet-cutes, is an earworm. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, "Second City returns to Washington with familiar gifts in ‘She the People’ and ‘Love, Factually’," 13 Dec. 2019 Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to skillet and toss with butternut squash cutes and red onion. Anna Helm Baxter, Good Housekeeping, "Roasted Squash Panzanella," 24 Oct. 2018 The whole thing was, potentially, one of the meet-cute-iest meet-cutes ever: Love Actually, but with an actual airport for Hugh Grant to get all sappy about. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "#PlaneBae and the Slow Death of Whimsy," 6 July 2018 For the sake of basic human decency: please do not live tweet dates, do not live tweet flirting, do not live tweet breakups, makeups, or meet cutes. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "Stop Live-Tweeting Strangers Flirting," 9 July 2018 These celebs’ meet-cutes are too cute Colton Haynes and fiancé Jeff Leatham's meet-cute is, well, pretty cute. Grace Gavilanes,, "Hollywood's Cutest Couples Reveal How They First Met," 8 Sep. 2017 The opera-like comings and goings, the reversals of fortune, the outrageous meet cutes and coincidences. . . . Holly Bass, New York Times, "Zadie Smith’s ‘Swing Time’ Explores Friends’ Diverging Paths NOV. 7, 2016," 10 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of cutis

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Cutis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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cu·​tis | \ ˈkyüt-əs How to pronounce cutis (audio) \
plural cutes\ ˈkyü-​ˌtēz How to pronounce cutis (audio) \ or cutises

Medical Definition of cutis

: dermis

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