- forcedly and consciously cute; coyly mannered: cutesy greeting cards, with animals peeking from behind flowers.
Origin of cutesy
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Examples from the Web for cutesie
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- informal, mainly US affectedly cute or coy
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Word Origin and History for cutesie
"artificially or annoyingly cute," by 1968, from cute (adj.).
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