smidgen


smid·gen

noun \ˈsmi-jən\\ˈsmij\

: a small amount

Full Definition of SMIDGEN

:  a small amount :  bit <a smidgen of salt> <a smidgen of common sense>

Variants of SMIDGEN

smid·gen also smid·geon or smid·gin \ˈsmi-jən\ or smidge \ˈsmij\

Examples of SMIDGEN

  1. I'll just have a smidgen of ice cream.
  2. <the maid cleaned the house until there wasn't even a smidgen of dust left>

Origin of SMIDGEN

probably alteration of English dialect smitch soiling mark
First Known Use: 1845

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