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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
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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
PETITENESS Defined for Kids

petite

adjective pe·tite \pə-ˈtēt\

Definition of PETITE for Kids

:  having a small trim figure

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