Definition of smidgen
: a small amount : bit a smidgen of salt a smidgen of common sense
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
The tricky thing is, my wife is Caucasian and only speaks a smidgen of Mandarin, and my kids are growing up in rural Kansas, which is not known for its abundance of Chinese folks.
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Origin and Etymology of smidgen
probably alteration of English dialect smitch soiling mark
First Known Use: 1845
SMIDGEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smidgen for English Language Learners
: a small amount
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