interjection Date: 1847 — used especially to express mild disappointment or embarrassment <
shucks, it was nothing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shucks — (interj.) 1847, from SHUCK (Cf. shuck) (n.) in the secondary sense something valueless (i.e. not worth shucks) …   Etymology dictionary

  • shucks — ☆ shucks [shuks ] interj. 〚prob. /span> SHUCK〛 used to express mild disappointment, embarrassment, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • shucks — [ʃʌks] interjection AmE old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: shuck something worthless (19 20 centuries), from shuck outer covering of a vegetable (17 21 centuries), of unknown origin] used to show you are a little disappointed about something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shucks — [ ʃʌks ] interjection AMERICAN INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED used for saying that you are annoyed or disappointed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shucks — ☆ shucks [shuks ] interj. [prob. < SHUCK] used to express mild disappointment, embarrassment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — 1. interjection a) Exclamatory response to a minor disappointment. Shucks. Thats too bad you cant make to the party. b) Response to a minor pleasure. Shucks, I guess well have to take all this pie home with us. 2. noun Plural of s …   Wiktionary

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

  • shucks — long·shucks; …   English syllables

  • Shucks! — Go to (Aw) shucks! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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