smidgen

noun smid·gen \ ˈsmi-jən \
variants: or less commonly smidgeon or smidgin or smidge play \ˈsmij\
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

Definition of smidgen

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of smidgen

probably alteration of English dialect smitch soiling mark


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  • : a small amount


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