Definition of 'penchant'
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His penchant for practical jokes was well known. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He had a penchant for fast cars and drove a Jaguar. The Sun (2013)Let's just say my husband doesn't share my penchant for house bling. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Englishman may be a quiet soul, but he has a renowned sense of humour and a penchant for practical jokes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. penchant is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'penchant'
British English: penchant NOUN
If someone has a penchant for something, they have a special liking for it or a tendency to do it.
...a stylish woman with a penchant for dark glasses.
Definition of penchant from the Collins English Dictionary
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