Meaning of skosh in English:


Pronunciation /skəʊʃ/


informal US
  • A small amount; a little.

    • ‘the car could do with a skosh more room in the back’
    • ‘it's a skosh more formal than one might like’
    • ‘Wigfield was very funny last night, but the teeniest skosh of a disappointment (to me).’
    • ‘The market was down over 100 points several times today (but just a skosh) and wound up down 80.’
    • ‘I'd almost say Cap… But DD has inched it out by the tiniest of skoshes.’
    • ‘No problem, Natasha - in fact, if you can figure out a decent recipe in skoshes and pinches, I can deal with it.’


1950s from Japanese sukoshi.