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pettitoes

[pet-ee-tohz]
plural noun
  1. the feet of a pig, especially used as food.
  2. the human toes or feet, especially those of a child.
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Origin of pettitoes

1545–55; plural of obsolete pettytoe offal < Middle French petite oye giblets of a goose, equivalent to petite petite + oye goose < Late Latin avica; see ocarina
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Examples from the Web for pettitoes

Historical Examples

  • When you cut off the pettitoes, leave the skin long round the ends of the legs.

    The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual

    William Kitchiner

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for pettitoes

pettitoes

pl n
  1. pig's trotters, esp when used as food
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Word Origin

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