Definition of skerrick in English:


Line breaks: sker|rick
Pronunciation: /ˈskɛrɪk


[usually with negative] Australian /NZ informal
The smallest bit: there’s not a skerrick of food in the house
More example sentences
  • There is not a skerrick of evidence that that will happen.
  • No amount of consultancy reports will make one skerrick of difference.
  • They finished looking and left disgruntled having not found a skerrick.


early 19th century: of unknown origin. The word is also recorded as an English slang term meaning 'halfpenny'.

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