skerrick

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Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

skerrick (plural skerricks)

  1. (now chiefly Australia, New Zealand) A very small amount or portion, particularly used in the negative.
    • 2006, Alexis Wright, Carpentaria, Giramondo 2012, p. 117:
      When he reached this point in his madness, it disabled whatever skerrick of common sense he might have had even to save himself.
    • 2007, Kennedy Warne, Blue Haven, National Geographic (April 2007), 74,
      "And all I can think is that they're seeing a crumb, a skerrick of what it once was".

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