smidgen

or smid·gin, smid·geon

[ smij-uh n ]
/ ˈsmɪdʒ ən /

noun

a very small amount: a smidgen of jam for your toast.

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Origin of smidgen

First recorded in 1835–45; origin uncertain
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smidgen

smidgin

/ (ˈsmɪdʒən) /

noun

informal a very small amount or part

Word Origin for smidgen

C20: of obscure origin
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