One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small amount; a little.
- ‘The market was down over 100 points several times today (but just a skosh) and wound up down 80.’
- ‘Wigfield was very funny last night, but the teeniest skosh of a disappointment (to me).’
- ‘No problem, Natasha - in fact, if you can figure out a decent recipe in skoshes and pinches, I can deal with it.’
- ‘I'd almost say Cap… But DD has inched it out by the tiniest of skoshes.’
informal Somewhat; slightly.‘it's a skosh more formal than one might like’
- ‘But surely they could have found someone just a skosh more intimidating to play ‘Drake’ aka Dracula.’
- ‘Alec Baldwin looks a skosh too male-model handsome as the rough-and-tumble Robicheaux.’
- ‘But no matter how wonderful everything is, there's always one little thing that could have made things just a skosh more perfect, isn't there?’
- ‘It's a skosh more resonant than you'd expect, but still pretty thin and static.’
- ‘The transfer is of the same quality as the theatrical cut on the single-disc DVD, perhaps a skosh better.’
- ‘It was a skosh stressful, but very successful and productive on the work front.’
- ‘Having taken a skosh more love than he's made, Judge Steve Evans fears instant Karma is going to get him.’
- ‘And I'm just a skosh worried that taxing power to fund squirrel education or mollusk abatement programs might be added onto my ISP bill.’
- ‘Today I tried on my black slacks, and they are just a skosh too tight.’
- ‘It's a vertical row; I sort of needed it to be a skosh wider.’
1950s: from Japanese sukoshi.
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