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 petits-maîtres (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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about petit-maître

Statistics for petit-maître

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for petit-maître

The first known use of petit-maître was in 1711

See more words from the same year

Comments on petit-maître

What made you want to look up petit-maître? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

food or victuals

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!