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

First recorded in 1930–35; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for skerrick


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

C20: northern English dialect, probably of Scandinavian origin
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