Etymology of Skosh

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun Aug 22 01:53:48 UTC 2004

In a message dated 8/21/04 7:42:43 PM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:

> Sure nuff; "Skosh" is spelled "skosh" in English (e.g., AHD4) and
> noted as derived from Japanese "sukoshi" (thanks arnold), but the era
> of borrowing is not noted.
> dInIs
AH4 may not have the origin, but New Oxford American Dictionary does (of 

skosh ...  n. informal a small amount; a little.
–PHRASES a skosh somewhat; slightly: it’s a skosh
more formal than one might like.
–ORIGIN 1950s: from Japanese sukoshi.

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