or smid·gin, smid·geon
[ smij-uhn ]
/ ˈsmɪdʒ ən /
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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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How to use smidgen in a sentence
If there were a God or a smidgeon of fairness in life, my book— Power Rules—would be a bestseller.
British Dictionary definitions for smidgen
/ (ˈsmɪdʒən) /
informal a very small amount or part
Word Origin for smidgen
C20: of obscure origin
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