petite


petite
petite 1712, "little," in French phrases taken into English, from Fr. petite, fem. of petit "little" (see PETIT (Cf. petit)). As a size in women's clothing, attested from 1929.

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  • Petite — Pe*tite , a. [F., fem. of petit.] Small, little; of a woman or girl, of small size and trim figure. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petite Sœur — (Zusje) est un film néerlandais sorti en 1995. Il a gagné le Gouden Kalf (Veau d or) du Nederlands film festival dans la catégorie meilleur film. Portail du cinéma Catégories : F …   Wikipédia en Français

  • petite — petite. См. петит. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Petite — Petite, Schriftgattung, s. Petit 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • petite — *small, little, diminutive, wee, tiny, teeny, weeny, minute, microscopic, miniature …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • petite — meaning ‘attractively small’ (usually with reference to a woman), is now usually spelt in roman type as a naturalized word …   Modern English usage

  • petite — [adj] small baby, bantam, dainty, delicate, diminutive, elfin, little, miniature, minikin*, slight, smallish, tiny, wee*; concepts 773,779,789 Ant. extra large, huge, tall …   New thesaurus

  • petite — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a woman) attractively small and dainty. ORIGIN French, feminine of petit small …   English terms dictionary

  • petite — [pə tēt′] adj. [Fr, fem. of petit] small and trim in figure: said of a woman SYN. SMALL petiteness n …   English World dictionary

  • petite — ● petit, petite adjectif (bas latin pittitus, du radical pitt exprimant la petitesse) Qui a des dimensions moindres que la taille, les dimensions moyennes : Un petit cheval. Qui n a pas encore achevé sa croissance : Tu es trop petit pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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