- characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner.
Origin of aw-shucks
First recorded in 1930–35
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- seeming to be modest, self-deprecating, or shydon't be fooled by his aw-shucks attitude
C20: from the US interjection aw shucks, an expression of modesty or diffidence
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