noun[usually in singular]
- A strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something: he has a penchant for adopting stray dogsMore example sentences
- History in Edinburgh has a peculiar penchant for throwing together people, politics and passion.
- That is a perennial weakness of princes - a penchant for false-hearted favourites.
- Both women had a penchant for people with titles, even spurious ones.
late 17th century: from French, 'leaning, inclining', present participle of the verb pencher.