Cute Definition

kyo͝ot
cuter, cutest
adjective
cuter, cutest
Clever; crafty.
Webster's New World
Sexually attractive; good-looking.
A cute boyfriend.
American Heritage
Insolent; impertinent.
Webster's New World
Pretty or attractive, esp. in a lively, wholesome, or dainty way.
Webster's New World
Obviously contrived to charm; precious.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
uglyhomely
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idiom
meet cute
  • to meet for the first time, often in a contrived or unusual way
Webster's New World
the cutes
  • cute mannerisms, ploys, devices, etc. designed to charm or attract others
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Cute

Adjective

Base Form:
cute
Comparative:
cuter
Superlative:
cutest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Cute

Origin of Cute

  • Shortened from acute, originally “keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd” (1731). Meaning transferred to “pretty, fetching” by US students (slang) c.1834. Meaning drifted further to associate specifically with the pleasing attraction to features usually possessed by the young.

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for acute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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