- (Of a woman) attractively small and dainty: she was petite and vivaciousMore example sentences
- A set of feet came quickly down the staircase, letting into view the figure of a petite woman in a loose white dress.
- The young lady was petite and delicate featured.
- She was petite with delicate features and hands that seemed to be ageless.
late 18th century: French, feminine of petit 'small'.