Okay, finally thought to look it up. 'Tis indeed a word! I'm glad I've learnt it, I like adding to my vocabulary. It means 'a very little bit.' Apparently it is derived from a french word, which translates to 'suspicion.'
...And, looking back, that makes the bit about how the youth of our country is ignorant and disrespectful of religion just that much more irritating to me. I'm hoping to have a post up soon with some perspectives from people I know under the age of twenty. Not exactly scientific evidence, I know, but it is solid proof that teenagers from public schools can and do think seriously about religion.
EDIT: Sorry, by 'our country,' I meant Canada. Apologies to people from different locales.