cutesy
adjective (cutesier; -est) Etymology: cute + -sy (as in folksy) Date: 1914 self-consciously or excessively cute • cutesiness noun

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  • cutesy — or cutesie [kyo͞ot′sē] adj. cutesier, cutesiest Informal cute in a forced or exaggerated way: also Slang cutesy poo [kyo͞ot′sēpo͞o΄] …   English World dictionary

  • cutesy — artificially or annoyingly cute, by 1968, from CUTE (Cf. cute) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cutesy — [[t]kju͟ːtsi[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone or something as cutesy, you dislike them because you think they are unpleasantly pretty and sentimental. [INFORMAL] Macaulay Culkin receives his first screen kiss from… …   English dictionary

  • cutesy — adjective AmE something that is cutesy is too pretty or clever in a way you think is annoying: That greeting card is too cutesy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cutesy — UK [ˈkjuːtsɪ] / US [ˈkjutsɪ] adjective Word forms cutesy : adjective cutesy comparative cutesier superlative cutesiest informal attractive in a way that does not seem natural or real …   English dictionary

  • cutesy — cutesiness, n. /kyooht see/, adj., cutesier, cutesiest. Informal. forcedly and consciously cute; coyly mannered: cutesy greeting cards, with animals peeking from behind flowers. Also, cutesie. [1910 15; CUTE + SY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cutesy — adjective Overly, affectedly or unnecessarily cute; too cute to be taken as serious. The couple called each other by cutesy pet names that disgusted everyone else …   Wiktionary

  • cutesy — cute|sy [ˈkju:tsi] adj too pretty or clever in a way you think is annoying ▪ She spoke in a tiny cutesy voice …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cutesy — /ˈkjutsi/ (say kyoohtsee) adjective Colloquial attempting to be cute in an affected or too obvious way: the book was full of cutesy photographs of baby animals …   Australian English dictionary

  • cutesy — cute|sy [ kjutsi ] adjective INFORMAL attractive in a way that does not seem natural or real …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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