Definition of cute adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kjuːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kjuːt//
    (cuter, cutest) Attractiveness
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  1. 1pretty and attractive a cute little baby (British English) an unbearably cute picture of two kittens (= it seems sentimental) See related entries: Attractiveness
  2. 2(informal, especially North American English) sexually attractive Check out those cute guys over there!
  3. 3(informal, especially North American English) clever, sometimes in an annoying way because a person is trying to get an advantage for himself or herself She had a really cute idea. Don't get cute with me!
  4. Word Origin early 18th cent. (in the sense ‘clever, shrewd’): shortening of acute.Extra examples How sweet/​cute! She had a cute little nose. What a sweet/​cute (little) baby, picture, dress, etc! You were such a cute baby.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cute