skosh

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 少し (sukoshi, a little bit).

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NounEdit

skosh (plural skoshes)

  1. A tiny amount; a little bit; tad; smidgen; jot.
    He added just a skosh of vinegar, to give the recipe some zip.
    • 2002, Jan Hornung, Kiss the Sky: Helicopter Tales (ISBN 0595228968), page 62
      “Fly just a skosh to your one o'clock,” Elroy said.
    • 2003, John Barnes, The Sky So Big and Black, (ISBN: 0765342227), page 216:
      Just a skosh after the lunch break, Bivvy and Erin were singing a song together.
    • 2005, Bill Hylton, Bill Hylton's Power-Tool Joinery (ISBN 144031635X):
      I set the bit a skosh under the width of the mortise's shoulder; []
    • 2009, Kate Walbert, A Short History of Women: A Novel (ISBN 1416594981), page 192:
      “More?” “Just a skosh,” Liz says. “A skosh?” Fran says. “Japanese for 'a little,'” Liz says. “Sukoshi.”

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 14:27