EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHUCK

Now light a shuck back to Mobeetie an' write a report on it.

“Yessir,” said Chief Multhaus, as he began to shuck his suit.

He looked at Norie, moaning on the shuck tick bed, then at Jake.

After the shuck has been removed the double nut is found, black as ebony.

For smoking purposes it is also open to the same criticisms that a shuck mattress is.

It began to smoke and the serviceman began to shuck tools from his box.

Anyway, once we're inside I shuck off the uniform and get out.

Shuck addressed the magistrate, his tone one of injured innocence.

Shuck, just answer me a question or two, as from man to man.

He shuck all over as he bid ten dollars, an' while the sheriff was yellin' 'Goin'!

WORD ORIGIN

"to remove the shucks from," 1819, from or related to shuck (n.). Related: Shucked; shucking.

Many extended senses are from the notion of "stripping" an ear of corn, or from the capers associated with husking frolics; e.g. "to strip (off) one's clothes" (1848) and "to deceive, swindle, cheat, fool" (1959); phrase shucking and jiving "fooling, deceiving" is suggested from 1966, in U.S. black English, but cf. shuck (v.) a slang term among "cool musicians" for "to improvise chords, especially to a piece of music one does not know" (1957), and shuck (n.) "a theft or fraud," in use by 1950s among U.S. blacks.

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