petite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French petite, feminine of petit (small, little).

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petite (comparative more petite, superlative most petite)

  1. Of a woman: fairly short and of slim build.
  2. Of women's clothing: of small size.
  3. Small, little; insignificant; petty.
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Systems of the World (Dialogue Two)
      The Earth, the Sun, and Stars, what things are they in nature? are they petite things not worth our notice, or grand and worthy of consideration?

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Adverb[edit]

petite

  1. past adverbial passive participle of peti

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pə.tit/, /ptit/
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): /p(ə)tsɪt/

Adjective[edit]

petite

  1. feminine form of petit

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Verb[edit]

petite

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of petō