- IPA: /kjuːt/
cute (comparative cuter, superlative cutest)
- Possessing physical features, behaviors, personality traits or other properties that are mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals; e.g. fair, dainty, round, and soft physical features, disproportionately large eyes and head, playfulness, fragility, helplessness, curiosity or shyness, innocence, affectionate behavior.
- Our reaction to cute attributes is understood as the way nature ensures mammals care for their young.
- Generally, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.
- Let's go to the mall and look for cute girls.
- Affected or contrived to charm; mince#Verb|mincingly clever; precious; cutesy.
- The actor's performance was too cute for me. All that mugging to the audience killed the humor.
- Don't get cute with me, boy!
- Mentally keen or discerning (See also acute)
- Synonyms: clever, shrewd
- ca. 1850. Anonymous, "Turpin Hero" (broadside ballad, probably originally dating to 18th century)
- Then Dick Turpin being so very cute,
- He hid his money in his boot.
- Cute trick, but can you do it consistently?
- (having features mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals) endearing
- (attractive or pleasing in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way) pretty
- French: mignon
- German: goldig, niedlich, süß
- Italian: carino, grazioso
- Portuguese: fofo
- Russian: ми́лый
- Spanish: lindo, precioso, gracioso, chulo, pituso, bonito