Meaning of petite

pe•tite

Pronunciation: (pu-tēt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a woman) short and having a small, trim figure; diminutive.
—n.
  1. a category of clothing sized for women or girls of less than average height and with average or diminutive figures.
  2. a garment in such a size: The petites are on that rack.
  3. a woman or girl who wears clothing of such a size.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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