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[aw-shuhks] /ˈɔˈʃʌks/
adjective, Informal.
characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner.
Origin of aw-shucks
1930-35 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for aw-shucks
  • We might call this the aw-shucks, gosh-darn explanation of weirdly wrong intelligence estimates.
  • Those who watched his career are familiar with his aw-shucks charisma and boyish affability.
British Dictionary definitions for aw-shucks


adjective (prenominal)
seeming to be modest, self-deprecating, or shy: don't be fooled by his aw-shucks attitude
Word Origin
C20: from the US interjection aw shucks, an expression of modesty or diffidence
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