soupçon

[ soop-sawn, soop-sawn ]
/ supˈsɔ̃, ˈsup sɔ̃ /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. souphanouvong, prince,
  2. souple,
  3. soupmeat,
  4. soupspoon,
  5. soupy,
  6. sour,
  7. sour cherry,
  8. sour cream,
  9. sour dock,
  10. sour gourd

Origin of soupçon

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

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British Dictionary definitions for soupcon

soupçon

/ French (supsɔ̃) /

noun

a slight amount; dash

Word Origin for soupçon

C18: from French, ultimately from Latin suspicio suspicion

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Word Origin and History for soupcon

soupcon

n.

"a slight trace or suggestion," 1766, from French soupçon "suspicion," from Old French sospeçon "suspicion, worry, anxiety" (12c.), from Late Latin suspectionem (see suspicion).

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