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shuck

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noun \ˈshək\

Simple Definition of shuck

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

  • : the shell of an oyster or clam

Full Definition of shuck

  1. 1 :  shell, husk: asa :  the outer covering of a nut or of Indian cornb :  the shell of an oyster or clam

  2. 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


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shuck

transitive verb

Simple Definition of shuck

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

Full Definition of shuck

  1. 1 :  to strip of shucks

  2. 2a :  to peel off (as clothing) —often used with offb :  to lay aside —often used with off <bad habits are being shucked off — A. W. Smith>

shuck·er noun

1772

First Known Use of shuck

1772




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