[ kyoo-tee ]
/ ˈkyu ti /


Informal. a charmingly attractive or cute person, especially a girl or a young woman (often used as a form of address): Hi, cutie.
  1. a person who tries to outsmart an opponent, as an athlete who outmaneuvers an opposing player: The tackle was a real cutie when blocking on trap plays.
  2. a clever or cunning maneuver: He pulled a cutie.

Origin of cutie

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70; cute + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cutie



/ (ˈkjuːtɪ) /

noun slang

a person regarded as appealing or attractive, esp a girl or woman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cutie



"cute person," originally especially "attractive young woman," 1917, from diminutive of cute.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper