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[kyoot-see] /ˈkyut si/
adjective, cutesier, cutesiest. Informal.
forcedly and consciously cute; coyly mannered:
cutesy greeting cards, with animals peeking from behind flowers.
Also, cutesie.
Origin of cutesy
1910-15; cute + -sy
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cutesiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cutesy
  • While this is objectively interesting, the cutesy wink to the reader at the end is both predictable and patronizing.
  • His only tiny worry was that a too perfect couple might come across as more cutesy than ha-ha funny.
  • His prose is tinny, and the mentions of his children dull and cutesy.
  • So the point is that you're here to build a road and not make a little cutesy structure.
  • The cutesy tone of this blog is quite grating considering the way citizens are treated by your employees.
  • And that scowl perfectly contrasts with his super-cutesy heart-shaped nose.
  • Few things are more grating than a vain dullard trying to be cutesy and witty in a public forum.
British Dictionary definitions for cutesy


adjective cutesier, cutesiest
(informal, mainly US) affectedly cute or coy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cutesy

"artificially or annoyingly cute," by 1968, from cute (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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