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petite

[ puh-teet ]
/ pəˈtit /
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adjective
relating to or being a woman who is short and has a small, trim figure; diminutive: She is a petite brunette.The sash accentuates her petite waist.
small; little: I usually buy frozen petite peas.Traveling by air with your petite pooch or kitty has never been easier!
noun
a category of clothing sized for women or girls of less than average height.
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

First recorded in 1760–70; from 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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