Petite meaning

pə-tēt
Frequency:
Small and trim in figure.
adjective
5
1
Of women's clothing: of small size.
adjective
5
1
Small in size or scope; tiny.
adjective
3
1
Short and slender. Used of a girl or woman.
adjective
3
2
A clothing size for short, slender women.
noun
2
1
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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.

adjective
2
2
Of a woman: fairly short and of slim build.
adjective
1
3
Small, little; insignificant; petty.
adjective
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3

Origin of petite

  • French feminine of petit petit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French petite, feminine of petit (“small, little").

    From Wiktionary