aw-shucks
adjective Date: 1951 being or marked by an unsophisticated, self-conscious, or self-effacing manner <
an aw-shucks grin
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  • aw-shucks — ☆ aw shucks [ô′shuks′ ] adj. Informal unsophisticated, bashful, socially awkward, etc., often winningly so [his aw shucks manner] …   English World dictionary

  • aw shucks — [ˌo: ˈʃʌks US ˌo: ] interjection AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: aw oh 1800 1900 Natural sound] used in a joking way to show that you feel embarrassed or sad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aw-shucks — /ɔ ˈʃʌks/ (say aw shuks) adjective Chiefly US ostensibly simple hearted and naive: his aw shucks approach fooled no one. {from the exclamation aw shucks! thought to be typical of a country bumpkin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aw-shucks — ¦ȯ¦shəks adjective : being or marked by an unsophisticated, self conscious, or self effacing manner * * * /aw shuks /, adj. Informal. characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner. [1930 35] * * * adj. [attrib.] informal (of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aw-shucks — /aw shuks /, adj. Informal. characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • aw shucks — interjection Used to express disappointment or annoyance …   Wiktionary

  • aw shucks — interjection AmE used in a joking way to show that you feel embarrassed or sad …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • aw-shucks — [[t]ˈɔˈʃʌks[/t]] adj. Informal. cvb inf characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner • Etymology: 1930–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • shucks — noun 1. something of little value (Freq. 1) his promise is not worth a damn not worth one red cent not worth shucks • Syn: ↑damn, ↑darn, ↑hoot, ↑red cent …   Useful english dictionary

  • shucks — oh dear, well, heck    Aw shucks, Beth Ann, you know I care a whole lot for you …   English idioms

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