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petiteadjective

uk   /pəˈtiːt/  us   /pəˈtiːt/
approving If a woman or ​girl is petite, she is ​small and ​thin in an ​attractive way: She was ​dark and petite, as all his ​wives had been.
of a ​clothingsize that is for ​small women
(Definition of petite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"petite" in American English

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petiteadjective

 us   /pəˈtit/
of ​smaller than ​averageheight
Petite is also a ​size of ​clothing for ​small women.
(Definition of petite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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