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'.
Words that rhyme with skerrickalphanumeric, atmospheric, chimeric, cleric, climacteric, congeneric, Derek, derrick, Eric, esoteric, exoteric, ferric, generic, hemispheric, Herrick, Homeric, hysteric, mesmeric, numeric, spheric, stratospheric
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