- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
別聽人家亂說，至少英文裡沒有這樣的貶意。最早cute是acute的縮寫，有感覺敏稅、眼光獨到或精明的意思。這樣的解釋最早可見於1731年的字典裡。後來慢慢被用來形容漂亮、迷人的意思，而到現在的"可愛"之意。在1838年的字典裡已有cute gals的名詞，形容可愛迷人的女孩，相信應該是從美國學生間的俚語用法演變而來。Word History: Cute is a good example of how a shortened form of a word can take on a life of its own, developing a sense that dissociates it from the longer word from which it was derived. Cute was originally a shortened form of acute in the sense “keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd.” In this sense cute is first recorded in a dictionary published in 1731. Probably cute came to be used as a term of approbation for things demonstrating acuteness, and so it went on to develop its own sense of “pretty, fetching,” first recorded with reference to “gals” in 1838.
- Anonymous1 decade ago