Definition of petit pain in English:

petit pain

nounPlural petits pains

  • A small bread roll.

    • ‘Of course, in Paris we're a little spoiled with our bread and I've had better petits pains au pavot, but never coming out of my oven, kneaded with love and my own two hands!’
    • ‘To make the petits pains take the dough balls and gently roll them back and forth until the obtain a slight oval shape.’
    • ‘The boule, batards, and petits pains are best baked on a parchment-lined baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.’


French, literally ‘little loaf’.


petit pain

/ˌpətɪ ˈpã/