used especially to express mild disappointment or embarrassment
shucks, it was nothing

Examples of shucks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those two characters served as the yin and yang for the early MCU — Stark the brash, rakish genius; Cap the stalwart, aw shucks warrior — that became the franchise’s gravitational center. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 15 Feb. 2024 That’s what’s got everybody’s eyes rolling, her aw shucks/ohmygod! Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 7 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shucks was in 1847

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“Shucks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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