skerrick

skerrick

[sker-ik]
noun Australian.
a small piece or quantity; a bit: Not even a skerrick of cake was left.

Origin:
1930–35; origin uncertain

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skerrick (ˈskɛrɪk)
 
n
(US), (Austral), (NZ) a small fragment or amount (esp in the phrase not a skerrick)
 
[C20: northern English dialect, probably of Scandinavian origin]

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