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petit–maître

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noun, pe·tit–maî·tre \pə-ˌtē-ˈmātrə\

Definition of petit–maître

plural petits–maîtres \same\

  1. :  dandy, fop



Origin of petit–maître

French, literally, small master


First Known Use: 1711


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