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peccadillo

[ pek-uh-dil-oh ]
/ 藢p蓻k 蓹藞d瑟l o蕣 /
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noun, plural pec路ca路dil路loes, pec路ca路dil路los.
a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.
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Origin of peccadillo

1585鈥95; <Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado sin <Latin pecc膩tum transgression, noun use of neuter of past participle of pecc膩re to err, offend

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British Dictionary definitions for peccadillo

peccadillo
/ (藢p蓻k蓹藞d瑟l蓹蕣) /

noun plural -loes or -los
a petty sin or trifling fault

Word Origin for peccadillo

C16: from Spanish pecadillo, from pecado sin, from Latin pecc膩tum, from pecc膩re to transgress
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