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smidgin

Definition:

a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Plural:

smidgins

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

haet [Scotland] | iota | scintilla | shred | smidge | smidgen | smidgeon | tittle | whit

Etymology:

of obscure origin
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Merriam-Webster:

smidgen | smidgeon | smidgin | smidge | bit [synonym] | ace [synonym] | crumb [synonym] | dab [synonym] | dram [synonym] | ...

a small amount; "bit" (4 of 231 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/smidgen

Collins Dictionary:

smidgin | smidgen

Same as "smidgen" | [informal] a very small amount or part (10 of 229 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smidgin

Wiktionary:

smidgen | smidgens [plural] | smidge | smidgeon | smidgin | modicum. [synonym] | smidges [plural] | smidgeons [plural] | smidgins [plural]

A very small quantity or amount. (6 of 83 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/smidgen

American Heritage Dictionary:

smidgen | smidgeon | smidgin

A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite (10 of 50 words, 2 usage examples)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smidgen

Cambridge Dictionary:

smidgen [informal] | smidgin

a very small amount (4 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/smidgen

New World Dictionary:

smidgen [informal] | bit [synonym] | smidgin

a small amount; bit (4 of 14 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smidgen

Oxford Dictionary:

whit | never | every whit | not a whit

Syllabification: (whit) | [singular] | a very small part or amount | "every whit" : wholly | "not a whit" : not at all (20 of 79 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/whit

whit [singular] | never | every whit | not a whit

a very small part or amount | "every whit" : wholly | "not a whit" : not at all (17 of 76 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/whit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

whit | not a whit/not one whit

"not a whit/not one whit": [outdated] not at all (9 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/whit

Random House Dictionary:

whit

a particle; bit; jot (used especially in negative phrases). (9 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/whit

Wikipedia:

Tittle

a small distinguishing mark, such as a diacritic or the dot on a lowercase i or j. The tittle is an integral part of the glyph of i and j, but diacritic dots can appear over other letters in various languages. In most languages, the tittle of i or j is... (51 of 1016 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tittle

Encarta Dictionary:

smidgen [informal] | smidgens [plural] | smidgin: smidgins [plural] | smidgeon: smidgeons [plural] | smidge: smidges [plural] | smidgins [plural] | smidgeons [plural] | smidges [plural] | smidgin | ...

a small amount (3 of 42 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708545​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

smidgin | smidgen

First use: 20th century

Origin: of obscure origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smidgin

smidge [informal]

First use: 20th century

Origin: from smidgen

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smidge

American Heritage Dictionary:

smidgen | smidgeon | smidgin

Origin: Probably alteration of dialectal smitch, particle, perhaps ultimately from Middle English smite, perhaps from past participle of ... (17 of 22 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smidgen

Online Etymology:

smidgen

First use: 1845

Origin: perhaps from Scottish smitch "very small amount, small insignificant person" (1822), perhaps from smidin "small syllable".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=smidgen

Oxford Dictionary:

smidgen | smidgeon | smidgin

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: perhaps from Scots smitch in the same sense

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/smidgen

Merriam-Webster:

smidgen | smidgeon | smidgin | smidge

First use: 1845

Origin: probably alteration of English dialect smitch soiling mark

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/smidgen

New World Dictionary:

smidgen [informal]

Origin: probably from dialect smidge, variant of smitch, particle

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smidgen

Audio references

Wiktionary:

smidgen | smidgens [plural] | smidge | smidgeon | smidgin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smidgen"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/smidgen

the Free Dictionary:

smidgin

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "smidgin"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "smidgin"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "smidgin" by speech synthesizer

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smidgen

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "smidgen"

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Smidgeon

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Smidgeon"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Smidgeon"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Smidgeon

smidge

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "smidge"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "smidge"

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Collins Dictionary:

smidgen [informal] | smidgin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smidgen"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smidgen

smidge [informal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "smidge"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smidge

Cambridge Dictionary:

smidgen [informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "smidgen"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "smidgen"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/smidgen

smidge

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "smidge"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "smidge"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/smidge

Macmillan British Dictionary:

smidgen [singular, informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "smidgen"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of smidgeon

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/smidgen

Macmillan American Dictionary:

smidgen [singular, informal]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "smidgen"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "smidgeon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/smidgen

Google Dictionary:

smidgen | smidgens [plural] | smidgins [plural] | smidgeons [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "smidgen"

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YourDictionary Audio:

smidgen

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smidgen"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smidgen

smidge

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smidge"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smidge

freedictionary.org:

smidgen

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smidgen" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=smidgen

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

smidgeon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "smidgeon"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=smidge​01 word=smidgeon

smidge

Audio: North American pronunciation of "smidge"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=smidge​02 word=smidge

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