Definitions for CUTEkyut
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cutekyut(adj.; adv.)cut•er, cut•est
(adj.)attractive, esp. in a dainty way; pleasingly pretty.
affectedly pretty or clever; precious.
mentally keen; clever; shrewd.
(adv.)Informal. in a cute manner; cutely.
Origin of cute:
1615–25; aph. var. of acute
attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
"a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby"
obviously contrived to charm
"an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
small and pretty
a cute baby/kitten; a row of cute little houses
He's so cute!
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.
Affected or contrived to charm; mincingly clever; precious; cutesy.
Mentally keen or discerning; clever; shrewd; see acute.
Cute trick, but can you do it consistently?
Origin: Shortened from acute, originally “keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd” (1731). Meaning transferred to “pretty, fetching” by US students (slang) c.1834. Meaning drifted further to associate specifically with the pleasing attraction to features usually possessed by the young.
clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning
Translations for CUTE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(especially American) attractive or pleasing in any way
a cute baby.
- ذَكي، لطيف، حاد الذِّهنArabic
- bonitoPortuguese (BR)
- kær; sød; nuttetDanish
- lindo, preciosoSpanish
- بامزه؛ ملیحFarsi
- sætur, indællIcelandic
- søt, tiltalende, deilig, yndigNorwegian
- بامزه؛ ملیحPersian
- له خوند سرهPashto
- söt, näpen, gulligSwedish
- 可愛的Chinese (Trad.)
- милий; привабливийUkrainian
- خوبصورت، دلكشUrdu
- đáng yêuVietnamese
- 逗人喜爱的Chinese (Simp.)
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