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petite

[ puh-teet ]

adjective

  1. relating to or being a woman who is short and has a small, trim figure; diminutive: The sash accentuates her petite waist.

    She is a petite brunette.

    The sash accentuates her petite waist.

  2. I usually buy frozen petite peas.

    Traveling by air with your petite pooch or kitty has never been easier!



noun

  1. a category of clothing sized for women or girls of less than average height.
  2. a garment in such a size:

    The petites are on that rack.

  3. a woman or girl who wears clothing of such a size.

petite

/ pəˈtiːt /

adjective

  1. (of a woman) small, delicate, and dainty
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Word History and Origins

Origin of petite1

First recorded in 1760–70; from French; feminine of petit
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Word History and Origins

Origin of petite1

C18: from French, feminine of petit small
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Example Sentences

ZulayThe Zulay Original Milk Frother certainly is petite, but don’t let that deceive you about its power.

While not designed for big lawns, those living in townhouses will love this petite, cheap lawn mower.

We could have a pleasant debate over whether the petite sirah dominates the cabernet, and probably finish the bottle before we settle the question.

GREAT VALUEThis juicy cabernet sauvignon captures some of California’s opulence with a velvety texture, aided by 15 percent petite sirah from Lodi rounding out the blend.

If there’s any left, pair it with conversation — it doesn’t even have to be about the petite sirah in the blend.

Missy, 37, is a petite, bespectacled gal with a green pixie cut, and her arms are adorned with tattoos.

She was a perky redhead of about 30 with lively blue eyes, a petite figure, and lots of nerve.

In 1956, she happened across the petite, blond Lisa Winters boarding a local bus in Miami.

She is petite and fragile, and I am fit and…more to love tehe.

Rivals tagged her an apparatchik, an heiress, handpicked by a mayor/mentor said to nickname her “ma petite Anne,” my little Anne.

“Nothing at all, chère petite madame”—question and answer came many times a day.

Cela fut cause qu'il fallut retrencher les vivres qu'ils avoient en assez petite quantit.

La Petite had determined upon trying to fit herself to the strange, narrow existence which she knew awaited her at Cote Joyeuse.

She was petite and exquisite, full of alluring dimples—and apparently just out of a perfumed bath.

"A regular petite maitresse," thought the Frenchman, seeing her roll herself about so softly and coquettishly.

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