adjective, cut·er, cut·est.
- cute as a button,
- cutesy pie,
- (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.
- 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 of cute
Examples from the Web for cute
Wiseman as Samuel is alternately Devil-child and a cute young kid.
We coo over how cute our cat is and minimize the drudgery of cleaning the litter box.
Legs McNeil, of Punk magazine fame, once called him “cute” and “charming.”‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of those, 1,980 used the term “cute”, while just 12 mentioned the word “ugly”.
But the task is a little more fun when you can send your gratitude on cute note cards inspired by traditional Islamic designs.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Steve was 'cute, and had the advantage of possessing trained trappers.How Canada was Won|F. S. Brereton
Yes,—we had all the cute little boys in Carrington dressed up like Brownies.
The fact that Angela was yellow-haired and cute was also disturbing.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
When we turned in Dan was still chuckling over his cute handling of the trip.We of the Never-Never|Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
"You're a cute little fella," murmured Roger, nuzzling the kitten against his chin.Sabotage in Space|Carey Rockwell
Word Origin for cute
1731, "clever," shortening of acute; informal sense of "pretty" is 1834, American English student slang. Related: Cuteness.