aw-shucks

adjective
\ ˈȯ-ˌshəks How to pronounce aw-shucks (audio) \

Definition of aw-shucks

: being or marked by an unsophisticated, self-conscious, or self-effacing manner an aw-shucks grin

First Known Use of aw-shucks

1951, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aw-shucks

Time Traveler for aw-shucks

Time Traveler

The first known use of aw-shucks was in 1951

See more words from the same year

Statistics for aw-shucks

Cite this Entry

“Aw-shucks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aw-shucks. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on aw-shucks

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for aw-shucks

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with aw-shucks

Comments on aw-shucks

What made you want to look up aw-shucks? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!