smidgen or smidgeon

smidgen or smidgeon
smid|gen or smid|geon [ `smıdʒən ] noun singular INFORMAL
a very small amount of something

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  • smidgen — (also smidgeon or smidgin) ► NOUN informal ▪ a tiny amount. ORIGIN perhaps from Scots smitch in the same sense …   English terms dictionary

  • smidgeon — smidgen UK / US or smidgeon UK [ˈsmɪdʒ(ə)n] / US [ˈsmɪdʒən] noun [singular] informal a very small amount of something …   English dictionary

  • smidgen — UK / US or smidgeon UK [ˈsmɪdʒ(ə)n] / US [ˈsmɪdʒən] noun [singular] informal a very small amount of something …   English dictionary

  • smidgen — [smij′ən] n. [prob. < dial. smidge, var. of smitch, particle] Informal a small amount; bit: also sp. smidgin or smidgeon …   English World dictionary

  • smidgen — [[t]smɪ̱ʤɪn[/t]] smidgens also smidgeon, smidgin N COUNT: oft N of n A smidgen is a small amount of something. [INFORMAL] ...a smidgen of tobacco. ...a smidgeon of luck... She arrives a smidgen ahead of time …   English dictionary

  • smidgen — also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge noun Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect smitch soiling mark Date: 1845 a small amount ; bit < a smidgen of salt > < a smidgen of common sense > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smidgen — /smij euhn/, n. a very small amount: a smidgen of jam for your toast. Also, smidgin, smidgeon. [1835 45; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • smidgeon — noun see smidgen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smidgen — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. drop, pinch, mite; see bit 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. bit, tiny amount, iota, trace, speck, sprinkling, pinch, jot, whit, scintilla. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) also smidgeon or smidgin noun A tiny amount: bit1,… …   English dictionary for students

  • smidgeon — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun See smidgen …   English dictionary for students

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