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aw-shucks

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Pronunciation: /ɔːˈʃʌks
 
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Definition of aw-shucks in English:

adjective

North American informal
Self-deprecating and shy: he’s filled with aw-shucks niceness
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  • 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?

Origin

late 20th century: from aw + shucks (see shuck).

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