or cute·sie

[ kyoot-see ]
/ ˈkyut si /

adjective, cute·si·er, cute·si·est. Informal.

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


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Origin of cutesy

First recorded in 1910–15; cute + -sy


cute·si·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cutesy

/ (ˈkjuːtsɪ) /

adjective cutesier or cutesiest

informal, mainly US affectedly cute or coy
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