Definition of 'petite'
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She was small and petite with long blonde hair. The Sun (2011)There are also specialist retailers that design clothes to flatter petite frames. The Sun (2009)This neat and petite woman is a survivor of one of the worst crimes in modern history. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is hard to fathom the prickly defensiveness coming from the petite figure in front of me. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With her dark colouring and petite frame, she should be experimenting with bolder colours. The Sun (2009)She gave it an edgy twist with her choppy hairstyle, a cute look that suited her petite frame. The Sun (2016)She was blonde and petite. The Sun (2012)Suits petite figures particularly well. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She is a wolf in designer wool, a belligerent desire masked by natural grace and a petite frame that jars against the norm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She's petite, blonde and fit and it was love at first sight for me. The Sun (2009)Her petite frame isn't built to carry nearly 11 stone. The Sun (2014)My mum was gorgeous, pretty and blonde, with a petite figure. The Sun (2014)
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Used Occasionally. petite is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'petite'
British English: petite ADJECTIVE
If you describe a woman as petite, you are politely saying that she is small and is not fat.
She was of below average height, petite and slender.
Definition of petite from the Collins English Dictionary
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