smattering

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Etymology 1[edit]

From smatter +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

smattering (countable and uncountable, plural smatterings)

  1. A superficial or shallow knowledge of a subject.
    She knows a smattering of Greek, but not enough to carry on a conversation.
  2. A small number or amount of something.
    There’s only a smattering of people who oppose the first amendment.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English smateringe, smattrynge, equivalent to smatter +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

smattering

  1. present participle of smatter

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