cute


cute
cute 1731, "clever," shortening of ACUTE (Cf. acute); informal sense of "pretty" is 1834, Amer.Eng. student slang. Related: Cuteness.

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  • cute — CÚTE, cute, s.f. Piatră de gresie pentru ascuţit uneltele tăioase (mai ales coasa); arcer. – lat. cos, cotis. Trimis de ionel bufu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  CÚTE s. gresie, (reg.) arcer, (Ban.) brus. (cute pentru ascuţit coasa.) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • CUTE — (engl. für süß , nett ; Akronym für Clean Urban Transport for Europe[1]) ist ein europaweites, aus Mitteln der EU subventioniertes Förderungsprogramm unter anderem für wasserstoffbetriebenen öffentlichen Personennahverkehr. Besonders Busse sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CUTE-1.7 — + APD Operator Tokyo Institute of Technology Mission type Technology development Satellite of Earth Launch date February 21, 2006 …   Wikipedia

  • Cute — (k[=u]t), a. [An abbrev. of acute.] 1. Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. pleasantly attractive, in a delicate way; said of children, young ladies, pet animals and some objects, but seldom of adults; as, a cute …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cute — [ kjut ] adjective * 1. ) attractive, usually small, and easy to like: a cute child a cute little house 2. ) INFORMAL sexually attractive: There are a couple of really cute guys at work. 3. ) INFORMAL clever in a way that shows a lack of respect… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cute´ly — cute «kyoot», adjective, cut|er, cut|est. Informal. 1. pretty and dear; pleasing or attractive; winsome; dainty: »a cute baby. SYNONYM(S): char …   Useful english dictionary

  • cute — S3 [kju:t] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: acute] 1.) very pretty or attractive ▪ a cute little puppy ▪ The baby s so cute. ▪ That s a really cute outfit. 2.) especially AmE sexually attractive ▪ Tell us about this cute guy you met! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • CUTE-1.7 — (CUbical Tokyotech Engineering satellite 1.7) sind zwei japanische Kleinsatelliten die als studentisches Projekt an der Technischen Hochschule Tokio und als Amateurfunksatellit gebaut wurden. Sie folgen dem CubeSat Standard für Kleinsatelliten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cute — ☆ cute [kyo͞ot ] adj. cuter, cutest [aphetic < ACUTE] Informal 1. clever; sharp; shrewd 2. pretty or attractive, esp. in a lively, wholesome, or dainty way 3. straining for effect; artificial meet cute Film to meet for the first time, often in …   English World dictionary

  • cute — m. *Caratea (enfermedad tropical). * * * cute. (Del lenca tincute). m. El Salv. y Hond. zopilote. || 2. rur. El Salv. y …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • cute — started out in the 18c as a shortened form of acute in the meaning ‘quick witted, clever’; for a while it was often written with an apostrophe, and will be found that way in Dickens. This meaning has died out in BrE but is still a feature of AmE …   Modern English usage


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