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skerrick

[sker-ik] /ˈskɛr ɪk/
noun, Australian.
1.
a small piece or quantity; a bit:
Not even a skerrick of cake was left.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for skerrick

skerrick

/ˈskɛrɪk/
noun
1.
(US & Austral, NZ) a small fragment or amount (esp in the phrase not a skerrick)
Word Origin
C20: northern English dialect, probably of Scandinavian origin
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