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noun, plural pe·tos, (especially collectively) pe·to.
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Origin of peto

1955–60; < American Spanish; Spanish: breastplate < Italian petto breast, breastplate < Latin pectus breast
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Historical Examples

  • I have no brothers or sisters, but I have two dogs, Lassie and Peto.

    Harper's Young People, May 25, 1880


  • Gadshill and Peto were uninteresting plebeians, only to be used when wanted.

  • Messrs. Grissell and Peto constructed the line, at the cost of £10,000 per mile.

    Norfolk Annals

    Charles Mackie

  • One of its whistling notes sounds very much like the peto note of the tufted titmouse and might easily deceive the listener.

  • To Mr. Peto, an earnest seeker after truth, as befits his name, Mr. Tennant admitted that there was another reason.