The definition of petite is being small in size.
A short, slim woman is an example of a woman who would be described as petite.
small and trim in figure: said of a woman
Origin of petiteFr, feminine of petit
- Short and slender. Used of a girl or woman.
- Small in size or scope; tiny: “a bagel that is fairly petite by today's standards” (Ed Levine). See Synonyms at small.
A clothing size for short, slender women.
Origin of petiteFrench, feminine of petit; see petit.
(comparative more petite, superlative most petite)