penchant

(redirected from penchants)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

penchant for

A strong preference for something. She had a penchant for fine wine and expensive restaurants.
See also: penchant

have a penchant for doing something

to have a taste, desire, or inclination for doing something. John has a penchant for eating fattening foods. Ann has a penchant for buying clothes.
See also: have, penchant

a penchant for something

a great liking for something He had a penchant for luxury hotel suites, limousines, and high-priced meals.
See also: penchant

have a penchant for

Have a tendency or taste for. For example, He has a penchant for saying the wrong thing, or She has a strong penchant for baroque music. [Second half of 1600s]
See also: have, penchant