skerrick

[sker-ik]

noun Australian.

a small piece or quantity; a bit: Not even a skerrick of cake was left.

Nearby words

  1. skepful,
  2. skeptic,
  3. skeptical,
  4. skeptically,
  5. skepticism,
  6. skerry,
  7. sket,
  8. sketch,
  9. sketch book, the,
  10. sketch map

Origin of skerrick

First recorded in 1930–35; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for skerrick

skerrick

noun

US, Australian and NZ a small fragment or amount (esp in the phrase not a skerrick)

Word Origin for skerrick

C20: northern English dialect, probably of Scandinavian origin

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