adjective[attributive] North American informal
(Of a personal quality or manner) self-deprecating and shy: his aw-shucks niceness disguised his conniving nature
More example sentences
- Their self-deprecating wit, aw-shucks harmonies, and obsession with intoxicating spirits bring to mind Texas roots rockers the Gourds.
- Between songs you get Chris talking straight to the camera, making goofy self-deprecating jokes in his aw-shucks kind of way.
- With a gigantic career based upon an aw-shucks tone of blue collar tales of midwestern values, couldn't one little fling many years ago get absolved after a teary apology?
Definition of aw-shucks in:
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