Definition of smidgen in English:


Syllabification: smid·gen
Pronunciation: /ˈsmijin
(also smidgeon or smidgin)


A small amount of something: add a smidgen of cayenne
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  • Jake White's Springboks played almost as well as the Australians really, lacking only a smidgeon of dash in the final 15-20 minutes.
  • She used the curvature of the chip to hold a smidgen of salsa.
  • Anybody with a smidgin of web sense will instantly spot that as an urban legend.


mid 19th century: perhaps from Scots smitch in the same sense.

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