Monday, December 5, 2011


Definition: (from
1. a very small amount

"Grandma says the batter needs a smidgen of sugar."
"Move the wreath to the right a smidgen and then it will be perfect."

Origin: (from
"1845, perhaps from Scottish smitch 'very small amount, small insignificant person' (1822). Cf. Northumbrian dialectal smiddum 'small particle of lead ore' (1821)."

Awkwardness rating: 5

Why only a smidgen of sugar? (

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