noun, plural pec·ca·dil·loes, pec·ca·dil·los.
Origin of peccadillo
Examples from the Web for peccadilloes
But the flaws and peccadilloes of Renaissance artists like Michelangelo pale beside the misdeeds of patrons and pontiffs.
Silvio Berlusconi is back in Italian headlines, but not for his peccadilloes or corruption trials.Silvio Berlusconi, Comeback Kid? Italy’s Ex-P.M. Leverages Euro Crisis|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 2001, Premiere Magazine published an extensive article documenting Schwarzenegger's peccadilloes.
Aaron Burr and Richard Cheney (Spiro Agnew's peccadilloes are miniscule in comparison), some two centuries apart.
But what were these peccadilloes compared with the sins of the modern 'cigar-light?'
The wild minglings of crimes, errors, and peccadilloes might have made a disinterested listener laugh.A Fair Mystery|Bertha M. Clay
The other sins of the decalogue he had come by habit to regard as peccadilloes.Miles Wallingford|James Fenimore Cooper
At this point I recalled all the peccadilloes which most troubled my conscience.Youth|Leo Tolstoy
He speaks himself of 'equivocating pretty genteelly' in regard to one of his peccadilloes.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for peccadilloes
noun plural -loes or -los
Word Origin for peccadillo
Word Origin and History for peccadilloes
"slight sin," 1590s (earlier in corrupt form peccadilian, 1520s), from Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado "a sin," from Latin peccatum "a sin, fault, error," noun use of neuter past participle of peccare "to miss, mistake, make a mistake, do amiss; transgress, offend, be licentious, sin," perhaps literally "to stumble," from a PIE verbal root *ped- "to walk, stumble, fall," related to the root of foot (n.).