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a small amount : bit
The barista sprinkled a skosh
of fresh ginger onto the milky surface of the latte.
"… I learned that the Turbo S is livable as an everyday car, with a ride quality a skosh
firmer than a standard 911." — Tom Voelk, The New York Times
, 16 Sept. 2016
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 by itself as a noun (as in our first example sentence) or in the adverbial phrase "a skosh" (as in our second example).