Kawaii - Adjective, Japanese in origin

Kawaii is Japanese for "cute". Many japanese culture/entertainment fans have taken the word and added it to their lingo to be used in english conversation.

It can be used in several sentence patterns, including a question such as "Kawaii ne?" meaning "Cute, isn't it?"
"My Domo-kun plushie is so kawaii!!"

"Kawaii!!!!" (Upon seeing a picture of an underage japanese schoolgirl)

"Kawaii ne?" (A cosplayer showing off his/her costume to others, or vainly looking in the mirror)
by Seifuru January 25, 2006
Another word for cute.
That girl is kawaii!!
by Joseph Craig December 25, 2007
A really cute girl who is Asian even if not Japanese but can pull off being a cute Japanese girl any day of her life. Basically someone so darn cute that you need to have another word to describe it.
Daniela Ocampo and/or Himeka Hamasaki is, as shown above, the definition of Kawaii
by LazyJap September 26, 2013
A girl name; Huong. A major vietnamese cutie, awesome personality. An admirer of Hello Kitty.
Hey dude, look at that girl, wow she's so kawaii.

Yeah dude, she is cute.
by rubchar August 06, 2010
Sounds like hawaii...means cute,pretty or dear in Japan.
kawaii can mean beach/surf/ect in hawaiian because of the ka part.
japan:Awww! That kitten is so kawaii
hawaii:Lets go catch some kawaii!
by Danielle hawaii girl rox August 01, 2006
The japanese equivelent of "cute"
Call me Kawaii Kraiggy
by ChibiGarrick September 30, 2002
Cute; pretty.
Sometimes applied to Hentai(Erotic Anime)
Ironically, Kawaii drawings usually have the characters fully in clothes, yet the style which it is drawn is very cute and very pretty.
by Anonymous June 25, 2003
A word that is commonly mistaken to literally mean 'cute'. Sorry to say this, but it ACTUALLY literally means 'good face'.

Use it in conversation and the other person will likely feel like clawing their face off.
(Also it's actually pronounced 'Kawa-ee', not 'kawa-I')
PersonA: OMG THAT DRESS IS SOOO KAWAII!!
PersonB: ...It has a good face? WHAT.
PersonA: NO IT MEANS CUTE GET IT??
PersonB: *stares and leaves*
by Shenkka August 19, 2009

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