petit fours









petit fours


petit four [pet-ee fawr, fohr; French puh-tee foor] WORD ORIGIN noun, plural pet·its fours [pet-ee fawrz, fohrz; French puh-tee foor] /ˈpɛt i ˈfɔrz, ˈfoʊrz; French pə ti ˈfur/, pet·it fours. a small teacake, variously frosted and decorated. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of petit four 1880–85; French: literally, small oven Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for petit fours petit four noun plural petits fours (ˈpɛtɪ ˈfɔːz, French pəti fur) any of various very small rich sweet cakes and biscuits, usually decorated with fancy icing, marzipan, etc Word Origin for petit four French, literally: little oven Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for petit fours

    see petit.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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