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aw-shucks

[ aw-shuhks ]
/ ˈɔˈʃʌks /
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adjective Informal.

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

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
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