Definition of "smidgen" [smidgen]

  • A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite: "a smidgen of genius, a sliver of cutting truth” ( John Simon). (noun)

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Use "smidgen" in a sentence
  • "Grace’s mug was filled with what she described as a smidgen of coffee and lots of half-and-half, permitted on her Atkins program."
  • "My favorite of the three by a smidgen is the 2003 Riesling Spätlese Trocken Haardter Bürgergarten “Im Aspen.”"
  • "It is this "smidgen" that catches the eye, compelling us to look twice and look long."