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Saturday, January 04, 2014

skosh

\skohsh\ , noun;
1.
Slang. a bit; a jot: We need just a skosh more room.
Quotes:
The pack's momentum had nailed me facedown cause a pebble under my toe had rolled, but it wouldn't've if I'd been a skosh more coherent.
-- John Barnes, The Sky So Big and Black, 2002
Except there's just the barest crook to his version, showing he knows just a skosh more than she did. And probably wishes he didn't.
-- Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion, 1962
Origin:
Skosh entered English in the 1950s from the Japanese term sukoshi which meant "a little bit."
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