Peccadillo Definition

pĕkə-dĭlō
peccadilloes, peccadillos
noun
peccadilloes, peccadillos
A minor or petty sin or fault.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
Advertisement

Other Word Forms of Peccadillo

Noun

Singular:
peccadillo
Plural:
peccadilloes, peccadillos

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

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to peccadillo using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

peccadillo
Advertisement