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

 

penchant

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɒ̃ʃɒ̃//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpentʃənt//
 
 
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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.
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