petit-maître


pe·tit–maî·tre

noun \pə-ˌtē-ˈmātrə\
plural petits–maîtres \same\

Definition of PETIT-MAÎTRE

:  dandy, fop

Origin of PETIT-MAÎTRE

French, literally, small master
First Known Use: 1711

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