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noun as in interjection

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Chris Stein of Blondie catches Ramone with an “aw, shucks” expression just after he drops a plate of food.

But he operates in a mode as old as American letters—aw-shucks credulity mixed with an observant intelligence.

Ryan prefers the aw-shucks understatement of an earnestly furrowed brow.

His refreshing angle is based in aw-shucks honesty and an earnest humor.

Perry discusses his upcoming execution with an aw-shucks smile; his hairline is tasseled with greasy bangs.

But Jim scoffed at this statement, declaring that hay kept as long as Skyrie had been closed wouldn't be "wuth shucks."

Accordingly we were conducted thither and put to bed upon a pile of corn-shucks high up under the roof.

He said it warn't no use talking, heathens don't amount to shucks alongside of pirates to work a camp-meeting with.

Why, he wouldn't amount to shucks here, even if he stayed a year.

I ain't no great shucks as a entertainer, but I'll do what I can.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shucks, such as: cry, exclamation, expletive, insertion, interpolation, and interposition.

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