What does the word penchant mean?

Usage examples for penchant

  1. There are people who have a penchant for cities- more than that, a talent for them, a gift of sensing them, of feeling their rhythm and pulse- beats, as others have a highly developed music sense, or color reaction. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  2. Step- papa had such a penchant for hard- boiled boys that I feared you were lost the moment he appeared. – Jack and the Check Book by John Kendrick Bangs
  3. Toolls asked with his penchant for striking the core of an argument. – Vital Ingredient by Charles V. De Vet
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