Definition of smidgen in English:


(also smidgeon, smidgin)

Pronunciation /ˈsmijin/ /ˈsmɪdʒɪn/

Translate smidgen into Spanish


  • A small amount of something.

    • ‘add a smidgen of cayenne’
    • ‘Jake White's Springboks played almost as well as the Australians really, lacking only a smidgeon of dash in the final 15-20 minutes.’
    • ‘She used the curvature of the chip to hold a smidgen of salsa.’
    • ‘Anybody with a smidgin of web sense will instantly spot that as an urban legend.’
    • ‘Give people exactly what they remember a genre is all about, add a smidgeon of irony/contemporary cultural reference to taste, count the money.’
    • ‘Though made from an odd array of ingredients including a smidgen of potato flour, they did taste vaguely like French fries.’
    small portion, small piece, piece, portion, segment, section, part


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