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adjective, cut·er, cut·est.

  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

  1. the cutes, Informal. self-consciously cute mannerisms or appeal; affected coyness: The young actress has a bad case of the cutes.

Idioms

  1. meet cute, Informal.
    1. (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.
    2. 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.

adjective

  1. appealing or attractive, esp in a pretty way
  2. mainly US informal sexually attractive
  3. informal affecting cleverness or prettiness
  4. clever; shrewd

adj.1731, “clever,” shortening of acute; informal sense of “pretty” is 1834, American English student slang. Related: Cuteness.

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