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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Examples of skosh in a Sentence

  1. add just a skosh more blue to the paint mixture

Did You Know?

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").

Origin and Etymology of skosh

Japanese sukoshi


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