from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Small, slender, and trim. Used of a girl or woman. See Synonyms at small.
  • n. A clothing size for short slender women.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a woman: fairly short and of slim build.
  • adj. Of women's clothing: of small size.
  • adj. Small, little; insignificant; petty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Small, little; of a woman or girl, of small size and trim figure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Little; of small size; tiny.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a garment size for short or slender women
  • adj. very small


French, feminine of petit; see petit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French petite, feminine of petit ("small, little"). (Wiktionary)



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