Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Deliberately or affectedly cute; precious.

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  • adjective Overly, affectedly or unnecessarily cute; too cute to be taken as serious.

Etymologies

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Diminutive of cute.

Examples

  • My guess is that it started online (or close to it, like in cutesy IM language), similar to other grammatical borrowings (的说 being another prominent example).

    Miscellaneous

  • My guess is that it started online (or close to it, like in cutesy IM language), similar to other grammatical borrowings (的说 being another prominent example).

    It's an ing mystery

  • My guess is that it started online (or close to it, like in cutesy IM language), similar to other grammatical borrowings (的说 being another prominent example).

    It's an ing mystery

  • And did you know, the word 'twee' in English, which means overly-cutesy, is the Dutch word for 'two'?

    It's all Dutch to me!

  • My guess is that it started online (or close to it, like in cutesy IM language), similar to other grammatical borrowings (的说 being another prominent example).

    January 2008

  • Alas, she tells it in cutesy, sophomoric prose, such as: “So Gram pinned her hopes on moi … Come awwwwwn … yadda, yadda.”

    2007 February 06 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • And I find the 'turn' is not cute, but cutesy - in other words, trite.

    "Scorpions" by Chris Fox

  • I have, however, already forgotten what that slightly rubbery shrimp roll I ate in the picture above was called; but you can bet it was something cutesy, which is probably why I took it.

    Monster Munching

  • Whit goes on to say, "I've always been classified as the cutesy, girl next door type, so doing this shoot will give me the opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and show people an entirely different side of me."

    X17 Online

  • Her "cutesy" manner and country-bumpkin expressions are a reflection of her thought process and her inability to communicate as an educated adult.

    McCain campaign adviser pushes back on Palin book

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