noun[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'.