smidgen (plural smidgens)
- A very small quantity or amount.
- Would you like some more cake? — I'll have a smidgen.
- Move it a smidgen to the right.
Some cookbooks and manufacturers of kitchen measurement sets have attempted to define a smidgen for recipies. Anything between 1/25th and 1/48th of a teaspoon may be found, 1/32nd being perhaps the most commonly used. Other commonly used measures for small amounts include tad, dash, pinch, and drop. There seems to be some consensus of tad being the largest in this set and smidgen being larger than a drop but smaller than a pinch.
- See also Wikisaurus:modicum.