a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.
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How to use peccadillo in a sentence
Besides, the gift bag peccadillo is the least skeevy of Jeter's alleged bedroom behavior.The Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets | Emily Shire | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And yet Louisiana does not prohibit a far stranger peccadillo: sex with corpses.Our Dumb Puritan Laws: Sex Bans and Illegal Adultery | Kevin Bleyer | April 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
peccadillo, pek-a-dil′lo, n. a little or trifling sin: a petty fault:—pl.
In fact, homicide on the frontier, as compared with horse-stealing, is a peccadillo.Frontier Folk | George Booth
Already, he was a little too fond of his liquor—a peccadillo which attracted little attention in that age of the careless city.The Readjustment | Will Irwin
Piracy, which ran in the Thanet blood, seemed to their good easy local annalist a regrettable peccadillo.Science in Arcady | Grant Allen
All the amendments, however, were adopted as early as 1753, except the correction of a grammatical peccadillo in the ninth stanza.
British Dictionary definitions for peccadillo
a petty sin or trifling fault
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