Peccadillo meaning

pĕkə-dĭlō
A small sin or fault.
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A small flaw or sin.
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The definition of a peccadillo is a small or unimportant sin or wrongdoing.

When you break a minor rule, this is an example of a peccadillo.

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A minor or petty sin or fault.
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A petty offense.
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Origin of peccadillo

  • Spanish pecadillo diminutive of pecado sin, Italian peccadiglio diminutive of peccato sin both from Latin peccātum from neuter of peccātus past participle of peccāre to sin ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish pecadillo, diminutive form of pecado (“sin"), from Latin peccatum (“sin, error, fault"), from peccō (“I sin, offend").

    From Wiktionary