Pronunciation: (pu-tēt'),[key] —adj. (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.