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Meaning of PENCHANT

Pronunciation:  'penchunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

PENCHANT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: predilection, preference, taste
 See Also: acquired taste, liking, weakness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pen`chant"\, n. (Card Playing)
    A game like b['e]zique, or, in the game, any queen and jack
    of different suits held together.
  2. \Pen`chant"\, n. [F., fr. pencher to bend, fr.
    (assumed) LL. pendicare, L. pendere. See {Pendant}.]
    Inclination; decided taste; bias; as, a penchant for art.
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