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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: , present participle of pencher 'to lean'

penchant

noun
     
pen‧chant

a/somebody's penchant for something

if you have a penchant for something, you like that thing very much and try to do it or have it often:
a penchant for fast cars

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