Pronunciation: (kyOOt), [key]
—adj., cut•er, cut•est,
1. attractive, esp. in a dainty way; pleasingly pretty: a cute child; a cute little apartment.
2. affectedly or mincingly pretty or clever; precious: The child has acquired some intolerably cute mannerisms.
3. mentally keen; clever; shrewd.
Informal.in a cute, charming, or amusing way; cutely: In this type of movie the boy and girl always meet cute.
the cutes, Informal.self-consciously cute mannerisms or appeal; affected coyness: The young actress has a bad case of the cutes.
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