or cute·sie

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adjective, cute·si·er, cute·si·est. Informal.
  1. forcedly and consciously cute; coyly mannered: cutesy greeting cards, with animals peeking from behind flowers.

Origin of cutesy

First recorded in 1910–15; cute + -sy
Related formscute·si·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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adjective cutesier or cutesiest
  1. informal, mainly US affectedly cute or coy
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Word Origin and History for cutesy

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

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