skosh

noun
\ˈskōsh \

Definition of skosh 

: a small amount : bit, smidgen used adverbially with a just a skosh bit shook— Josiah Bunting

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The word skosh comes from the Japanese word sukoshi, which is pronounced "skoh shee" and means "a tiny bit" or "a small amount." The Japanese word was shortened by U.S. servicemen stationed in Japan after World War II. Later, in the Korean War, a small soldier was often nicknamed "Skosh." In civilian-speak, "skosh" can be used as a noun (as in our example sentence) or adverbially (as in "I'm a skosh tired").

Examples of skosh in a Sentence

add just a skosh more blue to the paint mixture

First Known Use of skosh

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skosh

Japanese sukoshi

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