Definition of meet-cute in US English:

meet-cute

noun

US
informal
  • (in a film or television show) an amusing or charming first encounter between two characters that leads to the development of a romantic relationship between them.

    ‘it all started with a little meet-cute in a hospital elevator’

verb

[no object]US
informal
  • (of two characters in a film or television show) have an amusing or charming first encounter that leads to the development of a romantic relationship.

    ‘he meets-cute with a cynical actress’
    ‘the couple met-cute at a puppetry class’

Origin

1940s (as verb): from meet + cute.