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shuck

noun \ ˈshək \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of shuck

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

Examples of shuck in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of shuck

origin unknown


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shuck

verb

Definition of shuck

shucked; shucking; shucks
1 : to strip of shucks
2 a : to peel off (something, such as clothing) often used with off
b : to lay aside often used with off
  • bad habits are being shucked off
  • —A. W. Smith

shucker

noun

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First Known Use of shuck

1772

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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shuck Synonyms

Synonyms

bark, flay, hull, husk, peel, shell, skin;

Related Words

bare, denude, expose, scale, strip;

pare;



SHUCK Defined for English Language Learners

shuck

Definition of shuck for English Language Learners

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

  • : the shell of an oyster or clam


shuck

Definition of shuck for English Language Learners

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


SHUCK Defined for Kids

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shuck

noun \ ˈshək \

Definition of shuck for Students

: a covering shell or husk

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shuck

verb

Definition of shuck for Students

shucked; shucking
: to remove the shell or husk from
  • I helped shuck corn.


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