Origin of petite
Examples from the Web for petite
Missy, 37, is a petite, bespectacled gal with a green pixie cut, and her arms are adorned with tattoos.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Petite a-frame suede mini-skirts featured patchwork pockets or cut-out patterns on leather.Nicolas Ghesquière Presents His Debut Collection for Louis Vuitton|Liza Foreman|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The petite here was lost, and thanks to the Bon Dieu I have just found her.A Woman's Experience in the Great War|Louise Mack
She was a wee thing—certainly not more than five foot tall—and petite, almost to an extreme.One Day|Anonymous
A petite comdie called "La Marquise" preceded this brilliant trifle.Paris and the Parisians in 1835 (Vol. 1 of 2)|Frances Milton Trollope
We have seen the relations between the fortune-tellers and Leroy, governor of the pages of the Petite Ecurie.Princes and Poisoners|Frantz Funck-Brentano
She was petite, and possessed a face whose fascination few could withstand.Won by the Sword|G.A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for petite
Word Origin for petite
Word Origin and History for petite
"little," 1784 (from 1712 in French phrases taken into English), from French petite, fem. of petit "little" (see petit). As a size in women's clothing, attested from 1929.