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petite

adjective pe·tite \ pə-ˈtēt \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of petite

: having a small trim figure usually used of a woman

petiteness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of petite

French, feminine of petit


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petite

noun

Definition of petite

: a clothing size for short women

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First Known Use of petite

1926



PETITE Defined for English Language Learners

petite

Definition of petite for English Language Learners

  • : having a small and thin body


PETITE Defined for Kids

petite

adjective pe·tite \ pə-ˈtēt \

Definition of petite for Students

: having a small trim figure


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