One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small amount; a little.‘the car could do with a skosh more room in the back’
- ‘Wigfield was very funny last night, but the teeniest skosh of a disappointment (to me).’
- ‘The market was down over 100 points several times today (but just a skosh) and wound up down 80.’
- ‘I'd almost say Cap… But DD has inched it out by the tiniest of skoshes.’
- ‘No problem, Natasha - in fact, if you can figure out a decent recipe in skoshes and pinches, I can deal with it.’
1950s: from Japanese sukoshi.
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