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smidgen

noun smid·gen \ˈsmi-jən\\ˈsmij\

Simple Definition of smidgen

  • : a small amount

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of smidgen

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

Examples of smidgen in a sentence

  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>



Variants of smidgen

also

smidgeon

play or

smidgin

\ˈsmi-jən\ or

smidge

play \ˈsmij\

Origin and Etymology of smidgen

probably alteration of English dialect smitch soiling mark


First Known Use: 1845

Rhymes with smidgen


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