smidgen Definition

  • 1a very small amount or quantity
  • 2a tiny bit

Using smidgen: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "smidgen" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Add just a smidgen of salt to the soup.

  • Example

    I only need a smidgen of sugar in my coffee.

  • Example

    He has a smidgen of talent for playing the guitar.

smidgen Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for smidgen

Phrases with smidgen

  • not even a tiny bit


    I don't have not a smidgen of interest in watching that movie.

  • only a very small amount


    Could you please add just a smidgen of pepper to the sauce?

  • a slightly larger amount than what is already present


    I think the soup needs a smidgen more salt.

Origins of smidgen

from Scottish 'smitch', meaning 'a small amount'


Summary: smidgen in Brief

'Smidgen' [smij-uhn] refers to a very small amount or quantity, often used to describe a tiny bit of something. It can be used in phrases like 'just a smidgen' or 'not a smidgen,' and can be substituted with synonyms like 'dash' or 'pinch.'