- a small piece or quantity; a bit: Not even a skerrick of cake was left.
Origin of skerrick
First recorded in 1930–35; origin uncertain
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- US, Australian and NZ a small fragment or amount (esp in the phrase not a skerrick)
C20: northern English dialect, probably of Scandinavian origin