cutesy

or cute·sie

[kyoot-see]
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adjective, cute·si·er, cute·si·est. Informal.

forcedly and consciously cute; coyly mannered: cutesy greeting cards, with animals peeking from behind flowers.

Nearby words

  1. cutcherry,
  2. cutdown,
  3. cute,
  4. cute as a button,
  5. cutely,
  6. cutesy pie,
  7. cutesy-poo,
  8. cutey,
  9. cuthbert,
  10. cuthbert, saint

Origin of cutesy

First recorded in 1910–15; cute + -sy

Related formscute·si·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for cutesie

cutesy

adjective cutesier or cutesiest

informal, mainly US affectedly cute or coy
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Word Origin and History for cutesie

cutesy

adj.

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

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