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soupçon

[soop-sawn, soop-sawn] /supˈsɔ̃, ˈsup sɔ̃/
noun
1.
a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < French: a suspicion, Middle French sospeçon < Late Latin suspectiōn- (stem of suspectiō), for Latin suspīciō suspicion
Synonyms
dash, bit, hint, vestige.
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Examples for soupçon
  • Your soupcon step up is a competent impersonation of it.
  • Of course, the jewelry was all of her own design, and marked by a soupcon of wit and a large dose of sophistication.
British Dictionary definitions for soupçon

soupçon

/supsɔ̃/
noun
1.
a slight amount; dash
Word Origin
C18: from French, ultimately from Latin suspiciosuspicion
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Word Origin and History for soupçon

soupcon

n.

"a slight trace or suggestion," 1766, from French soupçon "suspicion," from Old French sospeçon "suspicion, worry, anxiety" (12c.), from Late Latin suspectionem (see suspicion).

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