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>
Variants of smidgen
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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