or smid·gin, smid·geon
- a very small amount: a smidgen of jam for your toast.
Origin of smidgen
Related Words for smidgenwhiff, morsel, iota, sliver, particle, dash, crumb, speck, trace, taste, pinch, scintilla, drop, dab, shard, fragment, shred, grain, fraction, atom
Examples from the Web for smidgen
Historical Examples of smidgen
They dove underwater to the soft river bed, Onto darkish green plants with a smidgen of red.FreeChildrenStories.com Collection
- informal a very small amount or part
Word Origin for smidgen
1845, perhaps from Scottish smitch "very small amount; small insignificant person" (1822). Cf. Northumbrian dialectal smiddum "small particle of lead ore" (1821).