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cutie

[kyoo-tee] /ˈkyu ti/
noun
1.
Informal. a charmingly attractive or cute person, especially a girl or a young woman (often used as a form of address):
Hi, cutie.
2.
Slang.
  1. a person who tries to outsmart an opponent, as an athlete who outmaneuvers an opposing player:
    The tackle was a real cutie when blocking on trap plays.
  2. a clever or cunning maneuver:
    He pulled a cutie.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70, Americanism; cute + -ie
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Examples for cutie
  • The shapely red-head would do well, though, to tone down her cutie-pie grimacing.
  • Seduced by a conniving cutie, he looks desperately bored.
  • If you played your cards right you could sneak a little smooch from the cutie sitting next to you.
  • It will still be on the personalized plates, the ones with your name, your cutie's name or some other six-digit or letter phrase.
British Dictionary definitions for cutie

cutie

/ˈkjuːtɪ/
noun (slang)
1.
a person regarded as appealing or attractive, esp a girl or woman
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Word Origin and History for cutie
cutie
"cute person," originally esp. "attractive young woman," 1917, from cute.
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Slang definitions & phrases for cutie

cutie

noun
  1. A person or thing that is charming, attractive, clever, etc: I'm no beauty, but am counted a cutie (1917+)
  2. A person who is shrewd, deceptive, and wily: Watching a cutey spar with an ordinary dull fighter (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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