Definition of petite adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

petite

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//pəˈtiːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈtiːt//
 
(approving) Female attractiveness, Departments in stores, Body shape
 
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(of a girl, woman or her figure) small and thin a petite blonde She was fair-haired and petite. With her slim, petite figure, she could have been any age from 13 to 30. See related entries: Female attractiveness, Departments in stores, Body shape Word Origin late 18th cent.: French, feminine of petit ‘small’.
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