- 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 cutesy
A good commercial Christmas song must avoid being too sentimental or too cutesy.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.
December 24, 2014
And there are vast stretches of the nation that have yet to be carpet-bombed with cutesy shops.Frozen-Yogurt Shops Are Everywhere, but We Are Nowhere Near Saturation
July 19, 2013
The blowouts have cutesy names fitted to the bar theme like “The Manhattan” and “Straight Up.”Blow Dry Bars Are a Thriving Industry Disrupting the Salon Business
July 13, 2013
The cutesy illustrations on the smartly designed site are paired with the wry wit featured in columns like “Misogynist Soup.”OMG! Women's Sites Need to Grow Up
June 8, 2011
- 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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