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PETITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does petite mean? 

PETITE (noun)
  The noun PETITE has 1 sense:

1. a garment size for short or slender women

  Familiarity information: PETITE used as a noun is very rare.


PETITE (adjective)
  The adjective PETITE has 1 sense:

1. very small

  Familiarity information: PETITE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PETITE (noun)


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Meaning:

A garment size for short or slender women

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("petite" is a kind of...):

size (the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing))


PETITE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Very small

Synonyms:

bantam; diminutive; flyspeck; midget; petite; tiny; lilliputian

Context examples:

diminutive in stature / a lilliputian chest of drawers / her petite figure / tiny feet / the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

Similar:

little; small (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


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