f. Forward, impertinent, too free in conduct, over-familiar; usu. in phr. to get gay. U.S. slang.
What does gay mean Oxford?
An adjective meaning cheerful or carefree that acquired an association with loose morals and sexual licentiousness in the 19th century, and in approximately the 1940s came into use among members of the homosexual community to describe male homosexuality. In this context, it has no pejorative connotation.
What is the meaning of cute in Oxford dictionary?
/kyut/ (cuter, cutest) 1pretty and attractive a cute little baby an unbearably cute picture of two kittens (= it seems sentimental)
What cuteness means?
Cuteness is a subjective term describing a type of attractiveness commonly associated with youth and appearance, as well as a scientific concept and analytical model in ethology, first introduced by Konrad Lorenz. Cuteness may be ascribed to people as well as things that are regarded as attractive or charming.
What is the real meaning of cute?
1a : clever or shrewd often in an underhanded manner … hes a true patriot and statesman … and a most particular cute lawyer.— Thomas Chandler Haliburton. b : impertinent, smart-alecky Dont get cute with me. 2 : attractive or pretty especially in a childish, youthful, or delicate way a cute puppy a cute smile.
What is a light hearted person called?
1 : free from care, anxiety, or seriousness : happy-go-lucky a lighthearted mood. 2 : cheerfully optimistic and hopeful : easygoing they can be lighthearted in the midst of misery— H. J. Forman.
What does Jota mean in Spanish slang?
1 : a Spanish folk dance in ³/₄ time performed by a man and a woman to intricate castanet and heel rhythms.
Who invented cute?
Konrad Lorenz Cuteness is a subjective term describing a type of attractiveness commonly associated with youth and appearance, as well as a scientific concept and analytical model in ethology, first introduced by Konrad Lorenz.