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A woman UNDER 5'4 (or 162cm), who is small-framed and, usually skinny.

All thin girls are not petite but, all petite girls aren't necessarily thin either.

(Sometimes men can be referred to as petite when they are the male equivalent of the definition above.)
Example 1: Mary-Kate Olsen is most likely petite from drug binges and malnourishment. Minh Hoa, (who lives in Vietnam) is most likely petite due to her genetics.

Example 2: Ashley is 5'6, wears size eight shoes, and weighs one-hundred pounds. She's definitely very thin but, still not petite.

Example 3: My mother weighs over one-hundred-fifty pounds but, is only 4'11 and a half. She is obese but, she still shops in the petite clothing stores because of her short stature and size five feet.
by unlucky777 December 01, 2006
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A word used to describe something cute and adorable, it could be an insult for some but a lot will think that it's a sweet word to call a little girl.
"Rosebelle is so cute and petite, she's a little angel!"
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A woman that is small in weight, height, or shoe size.
My mother is a very petite woman.
That woman is so petite that i couldn't see her and accidentily hit her with my tractor trailer.

My uncle shops in the petite section.
by supercutekid November 19, 2011
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Generally used to describe someone short in stature who has 'ample' assets.

Such as Ally in Preston.
Instead of Ally in Preston is fit, try.. Ally in Preston is petite!!
by kexy January 14, 2005
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