Origin of cutie pie
OTHER WORDS FROM cutie piecutie-pie, adjective
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ABOUT THIS WORD
What does cutie pie mean?
Cutie pie is a term of endearment and affection that’s especially used to refer to or to address young children, much like sweetheart, sweetie, or darling.
You can call a young child a cutie pie or you can address a young child as cutie pie, as in Hey, cutie pie! I missed you!
The word cutie can be used by itself to mean the same thing. However, cutie can also be used to refer to a person whom one considers attractive, as in There are a couple of real cuties in my math class. It can also be used as a term of address. However, this sense of the word can be considered demeaning toward the person it’s referring to or addressing.
Though it’s less common, the term cutie pie can also be used to refer to or address a person whom one considers attractive. Because the term is most typically used to refer to children, calling an adult a cutie pie is even more likely to be considered demeaning. Still, it’s possible that cutie pie can be directed toward someone other than a young child in a way that’s not considered demeaning, especially when it comes from a person they love as a term of affection.
The hyphenated form cutie-pie can be used as an adjective. It’s often used to mean the same thing as cute, as in I love the little cutie-pie baby shoes—they’re so precious!
A much less common variant of cutie pie is cutesy pie.
Example: Your nephew is such a cutie pie—look at that sweet face!
Where does cutie pie come from?
The first records of cutie pie come from the 1900s. The first records of the word cutie come from the 1700s in the U.S. The word pie is used in the same way in the term sweetie pie, another term of endearment typically used for children.
Cutie pie is typically used to refer to children, but it can also be used to refer to pets. It’s usually considered a bit too cutesy for adults, but some people might use it intentionally for that reason.
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- cutie-pie (adjective)
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How is cutie pie used in real life?
Cutie pie is used to show affection. It’s most commonly used to refer to children and pets.
Look at this cutie pie! I’m a tio for the 2nd time! pic.twitter.com/tZlew9XW9Q
— David Bautista (@DavidBG52) October 3, 2020
Such a cutie pie! 💟
— Caralee Case Photography (@CaraleeCase) October 1, 2020
Hobbes is being a cutie pie tonight🦄🌈😊💜 pic.twitter.com/6AciwHcpUg
— The Eternal💎Penellope (@SteampunkPenny) December 30, 2019
How to use cutie pie in a sentence
The process of co-opting black music and selling it back to the adoring public in whiteface is as American as apple pie.
Not enough black films are being made to warrant a piece of the pie.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a twist on a classic American pot pie but dressed up for company.
Think one small piece of pie or a half-cup of eggnog, says Zied, will do the trick.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another vital way to expand the pie is to collaborate with industry partners.
Having achieved this feat he sighed again, and applied himself assiduously to the pie.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
I want Mis' Calvert to taste it, an' when she does she'll say she never knew before what cherry pie could be!
Mis' Spencer, you set that cherry pie o' yourn on this particular spot an' figure of this table-cloth!
I dont think much of this jam pie, complained Chet, holding up a wedge that he had taken from his sisters basket.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Tessa was shallow and she sighed and asked her if she would take apple pie.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater