Meaning of petite in English:


Pronunciation /pəˈtiːt/

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  • Attractively small and dainty (used of a woman)

    ‘she was petite and vivacious’
    • ‘A set of feet came quickly down the staircase, letting into view the figure of a petite woman in a loose white dress.’
    • ‘The young lady was petite and delicate featured.’
    • ‘She was petite with delicate features and hands that seemed to be ageless.’
    • ‘Classic Japanese and Thai restaurant, Zen, is recruiting petite women as waitresses at the restaurant.’
    • ‘Following him was a petite woman who also was in her mid forties but didn't look a day over thirty five.’
    small, dainty, diminutive, slight, little, tiny, elfin, delicate, small-boned
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Late 18th century French, feminine of petit ‘small’.