Definitions For Petit

Etymology 1

From Middle English petit, from Old French petit, from Latin pitittus}}, diminutive of {{der, en, la, *pit-}}, possibly from {{der, en, cel-pro, *pett- ("part, bit, piece"). Compare also {{cog, la, pitinnus, t=small}}, pitulus. {{doublet, en, petty}}.


(now, uncommon, of, _, size) petite, petite: small, little. petty, petty, in its various senses: (obsolete) few, few in number. (now, uncommon, of, _, objects) unimportant, unimportant; cheap; easily replaced. (legal, of, _, scale) small, small, minor. (now, rare) secondary, secondary; lower in rank.

Derived terms

{{der3, en, petit bag, petit bribing, petit-bribing, petit canon, petit cape, petit captain, petit chapman, petit constable, petit custom, petit god, petit juror, petit jury, petit larceny, petit morel, petit officer, petit sergeant, petit sergeanty, petit serjeanty, petit session, petit treason}}

Related terms

petite, petty

See also

puisne, puny


PETIT (plural PETITs) (obsolete, usually, in the plural) A little schoolboy. (obsolete, rare) A kind of pigeon.

Etymology 2

From {{etyl, fr, en}} petit, , brevier directly or via {{etyl, de, en}} Petit, , brevier.


PETIT (uncountable) (printing, dated, French and German contexts) {{synonym of, en, brevier, nodot=1}}.



Is Petit a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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The word Petit is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

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