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
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.
In each case, trillions of atoms in a tiny smidgen of matter — estimated at roughly one gram, the weight of a dollar bill — broke their nuclear bonds in violent bursts of primal energy.
Not one smidgen of evidence of this has been found, but that doesn’t stop the liberals from reporting it as truth every single nauseating day.
Here in Deep Red Kansas, there was suddenly a smidgen of blue.
Here in Deep-Red Kansas, there was suddenly a smidgen of blue.
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: 1845See Words from the same year
SMIDGEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smidgen for English Language Learners
: a small amount
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