- the feet of a pig, especially used as food.
- the human toes or feet, especially those of a child.
Origin of pettitoes
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When you cut off the pettitoes, leave the skin long round the ends of the legs.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
We can not wonder that the whole connection of Pettitoes, when advanced to the matron state, is entirely neglected.
It was unoccupied, save by Pettitoes, the cat, who had curled himself up luxuriously in Mrs. Sanford's work-basket.
She would wash a counterpane if Pettitoes, the most dainty of cats, happened but to set one of his snowy paws upon it.
We cannot wonder that the whole connection of Pettitoes, when advanced to the matron state, is entirely neglected.The Potiphar Papers
George William Curtis
- pig's trotters, esp when used as food
C16: from Old French petite oie, literally: little goose (giblets of a goose)