also SCUDDOCK, SCUTTICK, SKIDDICK, SKUDDICK
a very small coin or amount;
also, something very small ...1823 Eng. dial. & sl.
of unknown origin;
possibly from the dialect word 'scud' (a wisp of straw);
Wiktionary suggests it comes from 'sceat' (a small Saxon coin)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1823 - "Scuddick is used negatively; ‘not a scuddick’—not any brads, not a whinn, empty clies."
From: Slang: A Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, of Bon-Ton, and the Varieties of Life.
- Jon Bee (pseudonym); real name: John Badcock
"...I'll tell you what I mean to do: I won't pay one farthing - no, I won't pay one scuttick towards the taxes, nor the Poor's rate, nor the parson neither, not till I find something to satisfy my mind. ..."
From: Election Speech Newport (I.W.), 1831