cute

[kyoot]
adjective, cuter, cutest.
1.
attractive, especially in a dainty way; pleasingly pretty: a cute child; a cute little apartment.
2.
appealing and delightful; charming: What a cute toy!
3.
affectedly or mincingly pretty or clever; precious: The child has acquired some intolerably cute mannerisms.
4.
mentally keen; clever; shrewd.
noun
5.
the cutes, Informal. self-consciously cute mannerisms or appeal; affected coyness: The young actress has a bad case of the cutes.
Idioms
6.
meet cute, Informal.
a.
(of a romantic couple) to meet for the first time in a charming or amusing way: In this type of movie the boy and girl always meet cute.
b.
Also, meet-cute. a situation or occasion when potential romantic partners meet for the first time in a charming or amusing way: a classic Hollywood meet cute; his meet-cute with Jane in the bookstore.

Origin:
1615–25; aphetic variant of acute

cutely, adverb
cuteness, noun
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cute (kjuːt)
 
adj
1.  appealing or attractive, esp in a pretty way
2.  informal chiefly (US) sexually attractive
3.  informal affecting cleverness or prettiness
4.  clever; shrewd
 
[C18 (in the sense: clever): shortened from acute]
 
'cutely
 
adv
 
'cuteness
 
n

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cute
1731, shortening of acute; informal sense of "pretty" is 1834, Amer.Eng. student slang.
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Example sentences
The sheep are much cuter when they are all fuzzy, but it was still fun to watch them get sheared.
She is much cuter than the picture, and she has no sparkle in it.
If white-nose syndrome attacked a cuter species, we'd be all over it.
Cloth diapers plus diaper covers also are less noisy than plastic diapers and much cuter.
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