Word Origin for smidge

C20: from smidgen
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Examples from the Web for smidge

Contemporary Examples of smidge

  • It was a little bit of Balmain, a smidge of Balenciaga, a few vague references to Yohji Yamamoto and Rick Owens.

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    Kanye West’s Paris Flop

    Robin Givhan

    October 2, 2011

  • Larry grew a full beard, but that was a smidge too country—“I looked like an Oak Ridge Boy”—so he pruned it down into a goatee.

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    What Does a Goatee Say About You?

    Bryan Curtis

    November 12, 2009

  • I simply wish we could tone down the royal trappings just a smidge.

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    The Coronation of King Obama

    Katty Kay

    January 18, 2009

Historical Examples of smidge

Word Origin and History for smidge

short form of smidgen, 1902, American English dialect.

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