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smid·genalso 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.]
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informal a very small amount or part
[C20: of obscure origin]
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or smid•gin or smid•geon(ˈsmɪdʒ ən)
a very small amount.
[1835–45; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||smidgen - a tiny or scarcely detectable amount|
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smidgenalso smidgeon or smidgin
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smidgensmidgeon, smidgin [ˈsmɪdʒən] n
a smidgen → un peu
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