noun (plural peccadilloes or peccadillos)
A relatively minor fault or sin: the sexual peccadilloes of celebrities aren’t necessarily news
More example sentences
- 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.
late 16th century: from Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado 'sin', from Latin peccare 'to sin'.