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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  • 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



noun slang

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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper