Simple Definition of smidgen
: a small amount
Full Definition of smidgen
: a small amount : bit <a smidgen of salt> <a smidgen of common sense>
Examples of smidgen
I'll just have a smidgen of ice cream.
<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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