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shuck

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noun \ˈshək\

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 in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of shuck

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1674


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shuck

transitive verb

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>

shucker

noun

1772

First Known Use of shuck

1772



SHUCK Defined for English Language Learners

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shuck

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noun \ˈshək\

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


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shuck

transitive verb

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

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noun \ˈshək\

Definition of shuck for Students

  1. :  a covering shell or husk


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shuck

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verb

Definition of shuck for Students

shucked

shucking

  1. :  to remove the shell or husk from <I helped shuck corn.>



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