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Sep 4, 2013
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Japanese

This week's words
kabuki
honcho
skosh
kamikaze
tycoon

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with Anu Garg

skosh

PRONUNCIATION:
(skoash)

MEANING:
noun: A small amount; a little bit.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Japanese sukoshi (a little). Earliest documented use: 1955.

USAGE:
"The obesity rate would have been 30.2% for women in that age group -- again, just a skosh lower than the actual rate of 30.4%."
Karen Ravn; We're Fat Because ...; Los Angeles Times; Jul 14, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself. -Pietro Aretino, satirist and dramatist (1492-1556)

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