peccadillo

[pek-uh-dil-oh]
noun, plural peccadilloes, peccadillos.
a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.

Origin:
1585–95; < Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado sin < Latin peccātum transgression, noun use of neuter of past participle of peccāre to err, offend


lapse, slip, faux pas, indiscretion.
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peccadillo (ˌpɛkəˈdɪləʊ)
 
n , pl -loes, -los
a petty sin or trifling fault
 
[C16: from Spanish pecadillo, from pecado sin, from Latin peccātum, from peccāre to transgress]

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peccadillo
"slight sin," 1591, from Sp. pecadillo, dim. of pecado "a sin," from L. peccatum "a sin, fault, error," from neut. pp. of peccare "to make a mistake, sin," of unknown origin.
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For a time, the peccadillo reportedly cut in half her asking price for ad work.
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