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cutie

[kyoo-tee]
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noun
  1. Informal. a charmingly attractive or cute person, especially a girl or a young woman (often used as a form of address): Hi, cutie.
  2. Slang.
    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.
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Origin of cutie

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70; cute + -ie
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Related Words

tomato, dish, bunny, babe, angel, doll, broad, honey, chick, centerfold, peach, fox, pin-up, cupcake, sexpot, cutie, cutie-pie, dollface, dreamboat

Examples from the Web for cutie

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  • As he lifted the cover and looked in the basket, "Cutie's" pupils enlarged and she shrank from him.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart

  • He dropped the paper he was reading when she wandered in, and won her at once by not calling her "Cutie."

  • Well, then, cutie pie,Uncle Michael is a secret service man.

  • I want to prove I can do something besides being a vulgar little 'Kitty the Cutie.'

    The Clarion

    Samuel Hopkins Adams


British Dictionary definitions for cutie

cutie

cutey

noun slang
  1. a person regarded as appealing or attractive, esp a girl or woman
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Word Origin and History for cutie

n.

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

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