[soop-sawn, soop-sawn]
a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor.

1760–70; < French: a suspicion, Middle French sospeçon < Late Latin suspectiōn- (stem of suspectiō), for Latin suspīciō suspicion

dash, bit, hint, vestige. Unabridged
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soupçon (supsɔ̃)
a slight amount; dash
[C18: from French, ultimately from Latin suspiciosuspicion]

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Word Origin & History

1766, from Fr. soupçon "suspicion," from O.Fr. sospeçon, from L.L. suspectionem (see suspicion)
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Example sentences
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.
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