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[aw-shuhks] /ˈɔˈʃʌks/
adjective, Informal.
characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner.
Origin of aw-shucks
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
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adjective (prenominal)
seeming to be modest, self-deprecating, or shy: don't be fooled by his aw-shucks attitude
Word Origin
C20: from the US interjection aw shucks, an expression of modesty or diffidence
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aw shucks


An exclamation of embarrassment, self-abnegation, regret, and various other mildly uncomfortable feelings •Usu used in imitation of rural or extremely naive, boyish males

verb phrase

: good-ole-boy aw shucksing •Euph for aw shit

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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