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soupçon

[ soop-sawn, soop-sawn ]
/ supˈsɔ̃, ˈsup sɔ̃ /
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noun
a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor.
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Origin of soupçon

First recorded in 1760–70; from French: literally, “a suspicion,” Middle French sospeçon, from Late Latin suspectiōn- (stem of suspectiō ), for Latin suspīciō suspicion
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British Dictionary definitions for soupçon

soupçon
/ French (supsɔ̃) /

noun
a slight amount; dash

Word Origin for soupçon

C18: from French, ultimately from Latin suspicio suspicion
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