If petit biscuit means "cookie," then do you say petit twice to say "small cookie", like "Je mange un petit petit biscuit"?

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    Where did you get that? A cookie is biscuit not petit biscuit. Biscuit in French is "biscuit" in Br. English (cookie in Am. English) as a dictionary could have told you. A small cookie is un petit biscuit.
    – None
    Aug 27, 2017 at 7:12
  • Besides, a cookie can be a "biscuit", but all "biscuits" are not cookies.
    – dda
    Aug 27, 2017 at 7:24
  • You could check your source and see if what you heard for "cookie" was not petit biscuit but petit gâteau sec which some people used to say for a biscuit a long time ago (over 50-60 years, I haven't heard it since my childhood).
    – None
    Aug 27, 2017 at 7:33

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S'il est vraiment petit, vous pouvez dire "un tout petit biscuit" pour insister sur votre frugalité ;) mais ne doublez pas petit.

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