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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.
The coming of La Petite, bringing with her as she did the pungent atmosphere of an outside and dimly known world, was a shock to these two, living their dream-life.
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.
Of course, the sea rose with the wind frightfully; and I shall never forget the first three seas the Petite Jeanne shipped.
The second sea filled the Petite Jeanne'S decks flush with the rails; and, as her stern sank down and her bow tossed skyward, all the miserable dunnage of life and luggage poured aft.
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?
Everybody laughed at them, for Tamoszius was petite and frail, and Marija could have picked him up and carried him off under one arm.
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.
He asked all travellers whether they knew a certain Colonel Lor Crawley--avec sa femme une petite dame, tres spirituelle.
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.