[ pek-uh-dil-oh ]
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noun,plural pec·ca·dil·loes, pec·ca·dil·los.
  1. a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.

Origin of peccadillo

1585–95; <Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado sin <Latin peccātum transgression, noun use of neuter of past participle of peccāre to err, offend

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British Dictionary definitions for peccadillo


/ (ˌpɛkəˈdɪləʊ) /

nounplural -loes or -los
  1. a petty sin or trifling fault

Origin of peccadillo

C16: from Spanish pecadillo, from pecado sin, from Latin peccātum, from peccāre to transgress

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