from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very small amount; a trace: not a soupçon of mercy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A very small amount; a hint; a trace.
- n. A suspicion; a suggestion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A suspicion; a suggestion; hence, a very small portion; a taste.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A suspicion; hence, a very small quantity; a taste: as, water with a soupçon of brandy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a slight but appreciable amount
French, from Old French sospeçon, suspicion, from Latin suspectiō, suspectiōn-, fear, from suspectus, past participle of suspicere, to suspect; see suspect.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French soupçon (Wiktionary)