adjective Informal.
characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner.

1930–35 Unabridged
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aw-shucks (ˌɔːˈʃʌks)
seeming to be modest, self-deprecating, or shy: don't be fooled by his aw-shucks attitude
[C20: from the US interjection aw shucks, an expression of modesty or diffidence]

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