peccadillo

[ pek-uh-dil-oh ]
/ ˌpɛk əˈdɪl oʊ /

noun, plural pec·ca·dil·loes, pec·ca·dil·los.

a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.

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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

peccadillo
/ (ˌpɛkəˈdɪləʊ) /

noun plural -loes or -los

a petty sin or trifling fault

Word Origin for peccadillo

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