Definition of skosh in US English:



  • 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.’


  • a skosh

    • 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.