- a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor.
Origin of soupçon
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Examples from the Web for soupcon
After all, without Mr. Marciony we might still be eating our ice cream with a soupcon of other people's spit.An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream
July 13, 2014
Up to now, the posture has been to feel a soupcon of empathy or something for the man because well, at least he was in love.Sanford and Son
April 17, 2013
This, with the soupcon of a demi-shrug; "You will not suffer much" being implied.Sandra Belloni, Complete
So there seemed to be a soupcon of treachery in his subtleties and his disclosures.The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. I. (of II)
Moncure Daniel Conway
And the soupcon of blue on the hat and in the earrings of miladi lights up the whole personality.December Love
That fat woman he's bowing to is Viscountess Sedley, a porcine empress, widow of three, with a soupcon of bigamy to flavour them.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
- a slight amount; dash
Word Origin and History for soupcon
"a slight trace or suggestion," 1766, from French soupçon "suspicion," from Old French sospeçon "suspicion, worry, anxiety" (12c.), from Late Latin suspectionem (see suspicion).