Cute as a button

extremely cute (originally an aphetic variant of 'acute', meaning 'shrewd', 'clever'; there is quite a distinct semantic difference between a 'cute puppy' and a 'cute butt'; the often quoted 'true' or 'dictionary' definition of 'cute' as 'ugly but interesting' does not exist in any actual dictionary and most probably originally arose as a joke)

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • cute as a button — If someone s as cute as a button, they are very attractive …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cute as a button — (as) cute as a button informal : very cute Your nephew is cute as a button! • • • Main Entry: ↑button …   Useful english dictionary

  • cute as a button — Australian Slang extremely cute (originally an aphetic variant of acute , meaning shrewd , clever ; there is quite a distinct semantic difference between a cute puppy and a cute butt ; the often quoted true or dictionary definition of cute as… …   English dialects glossary

  • cute as a button — adjective delicate and pretty; dainty …   Wiktionary

  • as cute as a button — (as) cute as a button informal : very cute Your nephew is cute as a button! • • • Main Entry: ↑button …   Useful english dictionary

  • be as cute as a button — American & Australian to be very attractive. At 14, she was as cute as a button and the boys were starting to notice her …   New idioms dictionary

  • cute — /kjut / (say kyooht) adjective (cuter, cutest) 1. appealing in manner or appearance, especially of someone or something which is small or which is pretty in a childlike way. 2. Colloquial sexually pleasing or attractive –phrase Colloquial 3. cute …   Australian English dictionary

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  • pretty — adj 1. pleasing, delightful, pleasant, nice, lovely, appealing, attractive, handsome, canny, Inf. eye catching; pretty as a picture, Both Chiefly U.S. Inf. cute, cute as a button; dainty, delicate, minion, graceful, elegant; well favored, good… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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