shuck


1shuck

noun \ˈshək\

: the outer covering of a nut or a plant (such as corn)

: the shell of an oyster or clam

Full Definition of SHUCK

1
:  shell, husk: as
a :  the outer covering of a nut or of Indian corn
b :  the shell of an oyster or clam
2
:  something of little value —usually used in plural <not worth shucks>

Examples of SHUCK

  1. <it doesn't matter shucks to her what anyone else earns>

Origin of SHUCK

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1674

2shuck

transitive verb

: to remove the outer covering of (a plant, such as corn) or the shell of (an oyster or clam)

Full Definition of SHUCK

1
:  to strip of shucks
2
a :  to peel off (as clothing) —often used with off
b :  to lay aside —often used with off <bad habits are being shucked off — A. W. Smith>
shuck·er noun

First Known Use of SHUCK

1772

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