Etymology
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smidgen (n.)

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

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Definitions of smidgen

smidgen (n.)
a tiny or scarcely detectable amount;
Synonyms: shred / scintilla / whit / iota / tittle / smidgeon / smidgin / smidge
From wordnet.princeton.edu