Etymology
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petite (adj.)

"little, of small size," usually of a woman or girl, 1784 (from 1712 in French phrases taken into English), from French petite, fem. of petit "little" (see petit). As a size in women's clothing, attested from 1929.

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Definitions of petite
1
petite (n.)
a garment size for short or slender women;
2
petite (adj.)
very small;
her petite figure
Synonyms: bantam / diminutive / lilliputian / midget / tiny / flyspeck
From wordnet.princeton.edu