in petto

in pet·to

adverb or adjective \in-ˈpe-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of IN PETTO

:  in private :  secretly
:  in miniature

Origin of IN PETTO

Italian, literally, in the breast
First Known Use: circa 1674

Rhymes with IN PETTO


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