Examples of smidgen in a Sentence
I'll just have a smidgen of ice cream.
the maid cleaned the house until there wasn't even a smidgen of dust left
Recent Examples of smidgen from the Web
Frémont, for his part, got a third of the popular vote, all but a smidgen of it in the North, winning a total of 11 states.
Any higher, the theory goes, a competitor could cut the price a smidgen, sell another unit and profit.
Estimates of the amount in fact emitted by the time of the Paris agreement were a smidgen over 2trn tonnes, and annual emissions at the moment are almost 40bn tonnes.
Shunnarah hopes his dishes bring a smidgen of Palestine to Birmingham.
Yet these aides are poorly trained, and their national median wage is only a smidgen more than $10 an hour.
Ten-year Treasury yields stood at 2.222 percent, and gold was a smidgen higher.
To put it bluntly: At its best NYFW felt a smidgen like London Fashion Week, and who’d have thunk it?
The Texas flag flies as high as the American flag, while the state Capitol is just a smidgen taller than the U.S. Capitol because -- well, it’s Texas.
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Origin and Etymology of smidgen
First Known Use: 1845See Words from the same year
Synonymsace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, particle (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, trace
Related Wordshoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shaving
Near Antonymsabundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab
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