the cutes

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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