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Old 10-02-2018, 02:34 PM
 
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I'm 168cm 65kg male South American, am I considered a petites? I have had people say this to me sometimes disparagingly. Personally I'm ok with my size because I can stay light on my feet. Sometimes just more difficult to playing basketball...

 
Old 10-02-2018, 04:01 PM
 
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5' 4" (162 cm) and under is considered petite for clothing in the US, weight doesn't matter, and petite usually refers to females.
 
Old 10-02-2018, 08:06 PM
 
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petite usually refers to females.
Although the word could reasonably refer to a person, it has been used for a woman's dress size as far back as the 1920's. Most speakers of American English think of that meaning first.
 
Old 10-03-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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