Meaning of “smattering” in the English Dictionary

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smatteringnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈsmæt̬·ər·ɪŋ/

a slight knowledge of something, or a small amount:

I know a smattering of German.
There was a smattering of boos when he was introduced.

(Definition of “smattering” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)