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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cute \Cute\ (k[=u]t), a. [An abbrev. of acute.] 1. Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. pleasantly attractive, in a delicate way; -- said of children, young ladies, pet animals and some objects, but seldom of adults; as, a cute child; a cute kitten; a cute little house; a cute statue. [PJC] 3. smart-alecky or impertinent; as, a cute remark. [PJC] 4. affectedly clever. --RHUD [PJC]