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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: acute

cute

adjective
     
cute S3
1 very pretty or attractive:
a cute little puppy
The baby's so cute.
That's a really cute outfit.
2 especially American English sexually attractive:
Tell us about this cute guy you met!
3 especially American English clever in a way that can seem rude:
Their lawyer tried a cute trick.
cutely adverb
cuteness noun [uncountable]

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