1. An adjective in Japanese meaning "pretty, cute, lovely, charming, dear, darling, pet" It's stem is two kanji meaning "can love". It is commonly used by anime and manga fans.
Oh you look so kawaii!
My cat is so kawaii.
I use this work all the time! Even now...especially with my little bro! We run around yelling kawaii! Kawaii! Kawaii! About girls, pets and cute things in general.