A short, slim woman is an example of a woman who would be described as petite.
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.
Origin of petiteFrench, feminine of petit; see petit.
(comparative more petite, superlative most petite)