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    Smile Can cutie refer to men?

    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.
    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?

    And is there any taboo I should know if I address people with this word?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Can cutie refer to men?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    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?

    And is there any taboo I should know if I address people with this word?

    Thanks!
    "Cutie" generally refers to a woman/girl. But women could use it for a guy they consider cute, when they're speaking with their friends (among the girls/women).

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    Re: Can cutie refer to men?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    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?

    And is there any taboo I should know if I address people with this word?

    Thanks!
    Hi, Daffodil!

    '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.

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Raymott & Amigo,

    Thank you very much for your answers. I've understood.

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    Re: Can cutie refer to men?

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Hi, Daffodil!

    '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.

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    On the other hand, an 80-year old woman could be a cutie to a 90-year old man.

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    Re: Can cutie refer to men?

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    On the other hand, an 80-year old woman could be a cutie to a 90-year old man.
    Raymott, I guarantee you that when I become 90 years old EVERY 80 year old woman will be a cutie in my eyes!!!

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    Re: Can cutie refer to men?

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Raymott, I guarantee you that when I become 90 years old EVERY 80 year old woman will be a cutie in my eyes!!!
    You are so handsome Amigo!

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    So 'cutie' is in the eye of elder people.

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    You are so handsome Amigo!
    And you are such a cutiepie, SUDH!!!

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    theDaffodils is really a cutie, for her learning efforts!

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