Dictionary.com

aw-shucks

[ aw-shuhks ]
/ ˈɔˈʃʌks /
Save This Word!

adjective Informal.
characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of aw-shucks

First recorded in 1930–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use aw-shucks in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for aw-shucks

aw-shucks
/ (ˌɔːˈʃʌks) /

adjective (prenominal)
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK