Definition of smidgen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsmɪdʒɪn/
(also smidgeon or smidgin)


A small amount of something: add a smidgen of cayenne
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with smidgen

pidgin, pigeon, wigeon

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