Dictionary.com

pettitoes

[ pet-ee-tohz ]
/ ˈpɛt iˌtoʊz /
Save This Word!

plural noun
the feet of a pig, especially used as food.
the human toes or feet, especially those of a child.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of pettitoes

1545–55; plural of obsolete pettytoe offal <Middle French petite oye giblets of a goose, equivalent to petitepetite + oye goose <Late Latin avica;see ocarina
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use pettitoes in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pettitoes

pettitoes
/ (ˈpɛtɪˌtəʊz) /

pl n
pig's trotters, esp when used as food

Word Origin for pettitoes

C16: from Old French petite oie, literally: little goose (giblets of a goose)
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
FEEDBACK