- informal a very small amount or part
C20: from smidgen
Examples from the Web for smidge
It was a little bit of Balmain, a smidge of Balenciaga, a few vague references to Yohji Yamamoto and Rick Owens.Kanye West’s Paris Flop
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.What Does a Goatee Say About You?
November 12, 2009
I simply wish we could tone down the royal trappings just a smidge.The Coronation of King Obama
January 18, 2009
She noodled at me, I noodled back at her, and her eyes crinkled charmingly whenever I managed a smidge of tuneful wit.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Word Origin and History for smidge
short form of smidgen, 1902, American English dialect.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper