For me it seems as one of the million dollar questions about girls.
What does a girl mean telling another girl that the guy is "cute"?
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I think everyone's given really good explanations about exactly how they define a cute guy, but I just read your question again, and if you're specifically asking why one girl would say a that guy is cute, to one of her friends, its usually as a conversation opener and a bit of a fact finding mission about the guy in question. It goes like this:
GIRL 1: "So what do you think about that new guy?"
GIRL 2: "Yeah, he's cute..."
Many possible options from here, including but not limited to:
"I think so too! I was just talking to him yesterday and he seems so nice too, etc..." = your friend is interested, you should back off and let her have him.
"Yeah, and I think he likes you too you know, I saw him checking you out yesterday..." = your friend is not interested, is encouraging you to go for him.
"Yeah I know, shame he's got a girlfriend" = always good to know! your friend has already sussed out his status, could save you from later embarrassment/disappointment.
"Oh yeah but he's such a slut, he's already hooked up with X, Y and Z..." = good to know about gossip and his reputation. And if X, Y and Z also happen to be friends of yours, its probably not a good idea to go there too, could get a bit weird.
Yeah plenty more options, its just kinda girl code, you're hinting you might like a guy without being too desperate or decisive about it until you can get a bit more info from a friend as to whether or not you want to make something happen.0