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aw-shucks

[aw-shuhks]
adjective Informal.
  1. 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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aw-shucks

adjective (prenominal)
  1. seeming to be modest, self-deprecating, or shydon't be fooled by his aw-shucks attitude
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Word Origin for aw-shucks

C20: from the US interjection aw shucks, an expression of modesty or diffidence
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