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