noun (plural peccadilloes or peccadillos)
A small, relatively unimportant offense or sin.
- A series of minor government ministers was involved in a variety of sexual peccadilloes and had to resign.
- A serious lie is told to cover a minor peccadillo.
- Their sexual peccadillos, family differences and even flaws of personal character were commonly regarded as their own business, not the public's.
misdemeanor, petty offense, indiscretion, lapse, misdeed
Late 16th century: from Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado 'sin', from Latin peccare 'to sin'.
Words that rhyme with peccadilloarmadillo, billow, cigarillo, Murillo, Negrillo, pillow, tamarillo, Utrillo, willow
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