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also smid·geon or smid·gin  (smĭj′ən)
A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite: "a smidgen of genius, a sliver of cutting truth" (John Simon).

[Probably alteration of dialectal smitch, particle, perhaps ultimately from Middle English smite, perhaps from past participle of smiten, to smite; see smite.]


(ˈsmɪdʒən) ,




informal a very small amount or part
[C20: of obscure origin]


or smid•gin or smid•geon

(ˈsmɪdʒ ən)

a very small amount.
[1835–45; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smidgen - a tiny or scarcely detectable amountsmidgen - a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude


also smidgeon or smidgin



smidgin [ˈsmɪdʒən] N a smidgen ofun poquito de, un poquitín de


smidgeon, smidgin [ˈsmɪdʒən] n
a smidgen → un peu


, smidgin
n (inf) just a smidgen for mefür mich nur ein (→ klitzekleines (inf)) → bisschen
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