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peccadillo

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noun pec·ca·dil·lo \ˌpe-kə-ˈdi-(ˌ)lō\

Simple Definition of peccadillo

  • : a small mistake or fault that is not regarded as very bad or serious

Full Definition of peccadillo

plural pec·ca·dil·loes or pec·ca·dil·los

  1. :  a slight offense

Origin of peccadillo

Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado sin, from Latin peccatum, from neuter of peccatus, past participle of peccare


First Known Use: 1600

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