[ shuhk ]
/ ʃʌk /
a husk or pod, as the outer covering of corn, hickory nuts, chestnuts, etc.
Usually shucks. Informal. something useless or worthless: They don't care shucks about the project.
the shell of an oyster or clam.
verb (used with object)
shucks, Informal. (used as a mild exclamation of disgust or regret.)
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Origin of shuck1
First recorded in 1665–75; origin uncertain
OTHER WORDS FROM shuckshuck·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shucker
/ (ʃʌk) /
the outer covering of something, such as the husk of a grain of maize, a pea pod, or an oyster shell
to remove the shucks from
informal, mainly US and Canadian to throw off or remove (clothes, etc)
Derived forms of shuckshucker, noun
Word Origin for shuck
C17: American dialect, of unknown origin
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