Adjective "Smidgen" definition and examples

(Smidgen may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsmɪdʒɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small amount of something.
  1. 'Anybody with a smidgin of web sense will instantly spot that as an urban legend.'
  2. 'Though made from an odd array of ingredients including a smidgen of potato flour, they did taste vaguely like French fries.'
  3. 'Jake White's Springboks played almost as well as the Australians really, lacking only a smidgeon of dash in the final 15-20 minutes.'

More definitions

1. a very small amount: a smidgen of jam for your toast.

More examples(as adjective)

"firmers can be smidgen."

Origin

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