Origin of penchant
Examples from the Web for penchant
This penchant for medical internationalism goes back to the greatest icon of the revolution, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
The CIA has a penchant for such hilarious and sometimes depraved schemes.Bid on CIA’s Osama Action Figure, Lewinsky's Lingerie, and More at This L.A. Auction House|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reality-show deal aside, Weeks has a penchant for talking about her poverty.Duke Porn Star Belle Knox Is Building Her Brand One Strip Club at a Time|Emily Shire|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let this be a warning for rich men who have a penchant for younger women—they can be quite jealous.Alleged Murderer Shot Her Millionaire Ex and Escaped in Gold Hummer|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike his falsetto and his "cool dad" penchant for fedoras, this rumored affair is just so not cute.Marry, Screw, Kill: Lindsay Lohan Sex List Scandal Edition|Amy Zimmerman|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wordsworth, until he began the Ecclesiastical Sonnets, was betrayed by his "penchant for paradox."
And its penchant for Renaissance canons only emphasizes the absolute commonplace of many of these.French Art|W. C. Brownell
She had no penchant for evasiveness, and coquetry was apart from her; she spoke words that her heart brimmed to her lips.The Eddy|Clarence L. Cullen
Of refined tastes, including a penchant for blue china, being a thriving bachelor, he was able to gratify them.
He has men under him fitted for desperate enterprises; and he has always had a penchant for desperate work.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
British Dictionary definitions for penchant
Word Origin for penchant
Word Origin and History for penchant
1670s, from French penchant, noun use of present participle of Old French pencher "to incline," from Vulgar Latin *pendicare, a frequentative formed from Latin pendere "to hang" (see pendant (n.)).
Idioms and Phrases with penchant
see have a penchant for.