- literally a suspicion
- a slight trace, as of a flavor; hint; suggestion
- a tiny amount; bit
Origin of soupçonFrench from Old French sospeçon from Vulgar Latin suspectio, for Classical Latin suspicio: see suspicion
A very small amount; a trace: not a soupçon of mercy.
Origin of soupconFrench from Old French sospeçon suspicion from Latin suspectiō suspectiōn- fear from suspectus past participle of suspicere to suspect ; see suspect .
From the French soupÃ§on.