smidgen

or smid·gin, smid·geon

[ smij-uhn ]
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noun
  1. a very small amount: a smidgen of jam for your toast.

Origin of smidgen

1
First recorded in 1835–45; origin uncertain

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smidgen

smidgin

/ (ˈsmɪdʒən) /


noun
  1. informal a very small amount or part

Origin of smidgen

1
C20: of obscure origin

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