penchant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French penchant, present participle of pencher (to tilt, to lean), from Middle French, from Old French pengier (to tilt, be out of line), from Vulgar Latin *pendicāre, a derivative of Latin pendere (to hang, to lean).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːnʃɑn/, [ˈpɑ̃ʃɑ̃]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɛnt͡ʃənt/

Noun[edit]

penchant (countable and uncountable, plural penchants)

  1. taste, liking, or inclination (for)
    He has a penchant for fine wine.
  2. (card games, uncountable) A card game resembling bezique.
  3. (card games) In the game of penchant, any queen and jack of different suits held at the same time.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

penchant m (plural penchants)

  1. penchant

Verb[edit]

penchant

  1. present participle of pencher

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