[pet-ee fawr, fohr; French puh-tee foor]
noun, plural pet·its fours [pet-ee fawrz, fohrz; French puh-tee foor] /ˈpɛt i ˈfɔrz, ˈfoʊrz; French pə ti ˈfur/, pet·it fours.
a small teacake, variously frosted and decorated.
Origin of petit four
1880–85; < French: literally, small oven
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noun plural petits fours (ˈpɛtɪ ˈfɔːz, French pəti fur)
any of various very small rich sweet cakes and biscuits, usually decorated with fancy icing, marzipan, etc
Word Origin for petit four
French, literally: little oven
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