Meaning of rissom in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrɪs(ə)m/


dialect British, Scottish, Irish
  • A very small amount; a particle, a scrap.


Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From early Scandinavian (compare Swedish regional resma ear of corn (especially of oats), Danish regional rusme, rusne stalk or head (of oats), a derivative formation from the same base as Old Swedish ris, Old Danish ris, although the reason for the difference in the stem vowel in Danish is unclear).