petit-maître

noun
pe·​tit-maî·​tre | \ pə-ˌtē-ˈmātrᵊ How to pronounce petit-maître (audio) \
plural petits-maîtres\ pə-​ˌtē-​ˈmātrᵊ How to pronounce petit-maître (audio) \

Definition of petit-maître

: dandy, fop

First Known Use of petit-maître

1711, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for petit-maître

French, literally, small master

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The first known use of petit-maître was in 1711

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“Petit-maître.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petit-ma%C3%AEtre. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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