cu·​tis | \ˈkyü-təs \
plural cutes\ ˈkyü-​ˌtēz \ or cutises

Definition of cutis 

: dermis

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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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cu·​tis | \ˈkyüt-əs \
plural cutes\ ˈkyü-​ˌtēz \ or cutises

Medical Definition of cutis 

: dermis

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