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petite

1petite

adjective pe·tite \pə-ˈtēt\

: having a small and thin body

Full Definition of PETITE

:  having a small trim figure —usually used of a woman
pe·tite·ness noun

Origin of PETITE

French, feminine of petit
First Known Use: 1784

2petite

noun

Definition of PETITE

:  a clothing size for short women

First Known Use of PETITE

circa 1929

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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