[pet-ee fawr, fohr; French puh-tee foor]
- a small teacake, variously frosted and decorated.
Origin of petit four
1880–85; < French: literally, small oven
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- any of various very small rich sweet cakes and biscuits, usually decorated with fancy icing, marzipan, etc
French, literally: little oven
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