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Friday, September 10, 2010

Definitions for soupcon

  1. A slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor.

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Citations for soupcon
Perhaps Deneuve is too restrained to be a gay icon, but the little twinkle in her eye signals to the audience that her grandeur has to be taken with a soupcon of indulgent humour. Peter Bradshaw, "Potiche: A French farce with feeling," The Guardian, September, 2010.
I did have a soupcon of brandy last night, but I felt I'd earned it for enduring the funeral. Susan Howatch, Absolute Truths
Origin of soupcon
1760-1770
The ancestor of soupcon is also the Latin root for the English suspicion.