The definition of a penchant is a preference or desire for something or for doing things a certain way.(noun)
An example of penchant is what a person has when they love reading history books.
See penchant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < pencher, to incline < VL *pendicare < L pendere, to hang: see pendant
See penchant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from present participle of pencher, to incline
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *pendicāre
Origin: , from Latin pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
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