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 NASDAQ closed the day down by a smidgen, or .05 percent.
This raises the question of whether ordinary investors should put a smidgen of their savings, or even their retirement accounts, into buying bitcoin.
As with prions, a smidgen of misfolded IAPP acts like a seed that spurs new clusters of the abnormal protein to grow.
There’s not a smidgen of haughtiness in Phil Robison’s philosophy of food, his menu at Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar or his cooking at home.
This new A2B design generates a formidable 35 Nm (Newton meters) of torque, just a smidgen less than the slightly quicker but significantly pricier ST2S. That’s enough direct drive assist to beat most cars off the line and draw a cop’s attention.
Uncomplicated and a smidgen outrageous: Is there any better fashion strategy for the long, hot days of summer?
But at least there was a smidgen of rationality in what Maddon said.
Maybe finishing it with a smidgen of chive and serving it with some gorgeous prosciutto from Cesare Casella.
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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
SMIDGEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smidgen for English Language Learners
: a small amount
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