smidgen

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noun smid·gen \ˈsmi-jən\
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smidgeon

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smidgin

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smidge

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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

Origin and Etymology of smidgen

probably alteration of English dialect smitch soiling mark


First Known Use: 1845


SMIDGEN Defined for English Language Learners

smidgen

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noun smid·gen \ˈsmi-jən\

Definition of smidgen for English Language Learners

  • : a small amount



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