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Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, mid 18th century


A very small quantity of something.

Examples of Soupçon in a sentence

"The steak came with a soupçon of horseradish sauce for dipping."

"There was a soupçon of nail polish left in the bottle."

About Soupçon

This word came from the Old French "sospeçon," which comes from the Latin verb “suspicere,” meaning "to suspect."

Did you Know?

“Soupçon” is often linked to culinary topics now, but that wasn’t always so. In the 18th century, English speakers picked up the word from the French, who were using it to describe when someone has an inkling about something, or a touch of suspicion.

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