Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1930–35; origin uncertain northern English dialect, probably of Scandinavian origin
Synonyms
  • bit
  • semblance
  • trace
  • fragment
  • piece
Antonyms
  • entirety
  • lot
  • mass
  • heap
  • stack
  • ton
Definition
a small piece or quantity; a bit
Example
A) She was so hungry that she didn't leave a skerrick of food on her plate. B) She had to go to the store because she didn't have a skerrick of laundry detergent left.
Usage Over Time

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