in petto

play
adverb or adjective in pet·to \in-ˈpe-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of in petto

  1. 1 :  in private :  secretly

  2. 2 :  in miniature

Origin and Etymology of in petto

Italian, literally, in the breast


First Known Use: 1647

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