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petite

[ puh-teet ]
/ pəˈtit /
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adjective
(of a woman) short and having a small, trim figure; diminutive.
noun
a category of clothing sized for women or girls of less than average height and with average or diminutive figures.
a garment in such a size: The petites are on that rack.
a woman or girl who wears clothing of such a size.
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Origin of petite

1705–15; <French; feminine of petit

OTHER WORDS FROM petite

pe·tite·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for petite

petite
/ (pəˈtiːt) /

adjective
(of a woman) small, delicate, and dainty

Word Origin for petite

C18: from French, feminine of petit small
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