Petit-four meaning

pĕt'ē fôr'
A small, square-cut, frosted and decorated piece of pound cake or sponge cake.
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A small piece of spongecake, etc. cut in any of various shapes and decorated with icing.
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A small cake generally eaten at the end of a meal or served as part of a large buffet.
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Origin of petit-four

  • French petit little four oven
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French petit four (literally “small oven").
    From Wiktionary