meet cute

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Accidentally coined by director Ernst Lubitsch, who had difficulty speaking English, to describe the encounter between the characters played by Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert in Bluebeard's Eighth Wife.


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meet cute (plural meet cutes)

  1. (narratology) A situation in a film, television series, etc. in which a potential or future romantic couple meet for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining, or amusing.

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