petite

See also: pétite

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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AdjectiveEdit

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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EsperantoEdit

AdverbEdit

petite

  1. past adverbial passive participle of peti

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

petite

  1. feminine form of petit

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

petite

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of petō
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