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(informal) a very small amount or part
Word Origin
C20: from smidgen
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  • She noodled at me, I noodled back at her, and her eyes crinkled charmingly whenever I managed a smidge of tuneful wit.

Word Origin and History for smidge

short form of smidgen, 1902, American English dialect.

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A little bit; cunt-hair, skosh: The deck may be stacked a smidgen against Lianna's husband/ I was a smidge stressed as a result of a call from Mother

[1886+; origin unknown; possibly fr Scots Gaelic smidin, ''small syllable, hence tiny quantity''; found by 1845 as smitchin and by 1878 as smidgeon]

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