Definition of penchant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɒ̃ʃɒ̃//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpentʃənt//
jump to other results
penchant for something a special liking for something synonym fondness She has a penchant for champagne. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French, ‘leaning, inclining’, present participle of the verb pencher.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: penchant