Hi! According to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, 'cutie' refers to a woman. But I heard Americans addressed a man 'cutie' in the soap TV series. So I think cutie can refer to both men and women. Am I right?cutie, cutey
noun [C] (ALSO cutiepie) MAINLY US INFORMAL
a woman or girl whom you consider attractive or feel affection for:
His daughter is a real cutie.
[as form of address] Hi there, cutie, we were just talking about you.
And is there any taboo I should know if I address people with this word?
'Cutie' can be used for describing males and females.
'Cutie' is more appropriately used when describing younger individuals. A five year old boy or girl could be called a 'cutie'. A 35 year old man would be 'handsome' and a 35 year old woman would be 'beautiful'. To be called a 'cutie' when one is an adult may not appear to be very flattering. There is no 'taboo' associated with 'cutie'. Consider the age of the individual when using the word.
Raymott & Amigo,
Thank you very much for your answers. I've understood.
So 'cutie' is in the eye of elder people.
theDaffodils is really a cutie, for her learning efforts!