From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcutecute /kjuːt/ ●●● S2 adjective 1 BEAUTIFUL/GOOD-LOOKINGvery pretty or attractive a cute little puppy The baby’s so cute. That’s a really cute outfit.see thesaurus at beautiful2 SEXY especially American English sexually attractive Tell us about this cute guy you met!3 especially American EnglishTRICK/DECEIVE clever in a way that can seem rude Their lawyer tried a cute trick.cutely adverbcuteness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
cuteDo you like Jill Anderson? I think she's cute!He's really naughty, but he's so cute.I don't know why she won't go out with him. I think he's kind of cute.Oh, aren't those shoes cute?You were such a cute baby!There were any number of nameless partners, telling her she was a cute chick, trying to fondle her.a cute, chubby babyHeidi is the cutest girl in my class.Julia Roberts is really cute in her new movie.Doesn't he look cute in that baseball cap!Pam always draws those cute little circles over her "i's."She looked pretty as anything with her yellow hair and her cute little face.cute little kittensAnd no, the latter has nothing to do with hordes of rude guys in cute matching coifs.
Origin cute (1700-1800) acute