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pe·tite

(pə-tēt′)
adj.
1. Short and slender: This rack of clothing is for petite women.
2. Small in size or scope; tiny: "a bagel that is fairly petite by today's standards" (Ed Levine). See Synonyms at small.
n.
A clothing size for short, slender women.

[French, feminine of petit, from Middle French, from Old French; see petit.]

pe·tite′ness n.

petite

(pəˈtiːt)
adj
(of a woman) small, delicate, and dainty
[C18: from French, feminine of petit small]

pe•tite

(pəˈtit)

adj.
1. (of a woman) short and having a small, trim figure; diminutive.
n.
2. a size of garments for women of less than average height and with average or diminutive figures.
3. a garment in this size.
[1705–15; < French; feminine of petit petit]
pe•tite′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petite - a garment size for short or slender womenpetite - a garment size for short or slender women
size - the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe"
Adj.1.petite - very smallpetite - very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

petite

adjective small, little, slight, delicate, dainty, dinky (Brit. informal), elfin a petite young brunette

petite

adjective
Notably below average in amount, size, or scope:
Translations
صَغير القَد وَجَميل
drobnýkřehký
lille og fiks
filigrán
fíngerîur
mažutissmulkutis
mazssmalks
útla
çıtı pıtıufak tefek ve bakımlı

petite

[pəˈtiːt] ADJchiquita

petite

[pəˈtiːt] adjmenu(e)

petite

adj woman, girlzierlich

petite

[pəˈtiːt] adj (woman) → minuta e graziosa

petite

(pəˈtiːt) adjective
(of women and girls) small and neat. That girl is very petite.
References in classic literature ?
Do not fret, Pauline; let us hope La Petite is a true Valmet.
Everybody laughed at them, for Tamoszius was petite and frail, and Marija could have picked him up and carried him off under one arm.
Monsieur a parle de vous: il m'a demande le nom de ma gouvernante, et si elle n'etait pas une petite personne, assez mince et un peu pale.
Come, speak frankly, mon fils; elle est encore jeune, plus agee que toi peut-etre, mais juste asset pour unir la tendresse d'une petite maman a l'amour d'une epouse devouee; n'est-ce pas que cela t'irait superieurement?
Our women have always done well; they have never even gone into the petite noblesse.
She had on a short, black, two-penny frock (une petite robe de deux sous) and there was a hole in one of her stockings.
The model threw aside the paper she had been reading, La Petite Republique, and sulkily, throwing off her gown, got on to the stand.
I hope she will bring her along with her when we're married, la petite est gentille.
A little further in the background, a young man in the uniform of a naval lieutenant was exchanging what seemed to be rather impressive chaff with a petite but exceedingly good-looking girl.
Without doubt I had seen him with the rest of the kanaka crew on board, but I had not consciously been aware of his existence, for the Petite Jeanne was rather overcrowded.
Or, at a different period, "Ou etes-vous donc, petite sotte?
Cut in pieces," said the hussar--upon which Pauline cried out, "O my mistress, ma bonne petite dame," went off fairly into hysterics, and filled the house with her screams.