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He presented himself as the friend to Main Street America, and yet that aw-shucks persona ended up packaging policies and programs that were at times deeply injurious to the very people he swore to serve. After all, Reaganomics set in motion one of the largest wealth redistributions in American history, away from the poor and toward the rich.
Eugene Jarecki

Meaning of "aw-shucks" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AW-SHUCKS

From the US interjection aw shucks, an expression of modesty or diffidence.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AW-SHUCKS

aw-shucks  [ˌɔːˈʃʌks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AW-SHUCKS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Aw-Shucks is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES AW-SHUCKS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of aw-shucks in the English dictionary

The definition of aw-shucks in the dictionary is seeming to be modest, self-deprecating, or shy.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AW-SHUCKS


afflux
ˈæflʌks
Benelux
ˈbɛnɪˌlʌks
Bucks
bʌks
crux
krʌks
ducks
dʌks
dux
dʌks
efflux
ˈɛflʌks
flux
flʌks
influx
ˈɪnˌflʌks
linux
ˈlaɪnʌks
lux
lʌks
luxe
lʌks
mux
mʌks
redux
ˈriːdʌks
reflux
ˈriːflʌks
shucks
ʃʌks
sucks
sʌks
superdeluxe
ˌsuːpədəˈlʌks
superflux
ˈsuːpəˌflʌks
tux
tʌks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AW-SHUCKS

aw
AWA
aw
AWACS
Awadh
await
awaiter
awaiting
awake
awaked
awaken
awakener
awakening
awanting
award
award ceremony
award wage
award-winner
award-winning
awardable

WORDS THAT END LIKE AW-SHUCKS

Backs
barracks
big bucks
docks
fiddlesticks
flicks
jacks
knicks
like a ton of bricks
locks
on the stocks
rocks
Sacks
stacks
sticks
stocks
the All Blacks
the wrong side of the tracks
to be on the rocks
tracks

Synonyms and antonyms of aw-shucks in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «aw-shucks» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AW-SHUCKS

Find out the translation of aw-shucks to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of aw-shucks from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aw-shucks» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

AW-胡说
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aw - shucks
570 millions of speakers

English

aw-shucks
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

AW- धत्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

AW- يقشر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

AW- скорлупки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

AW- nojo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

AW-এই যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aw zut
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aw awek
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aw - shucks
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

控えめ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

AW- 준비한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Awake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

aw - shucks
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடடே-அடடா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओघ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aw-shucks
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aw - shucks
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

AW- shucks
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

AW - шкарлупки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

AW - Aiurea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

aw - αηδία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

AW - verdorie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

AW- shucks
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

AW- shucks
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of aw-shucks

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AW-SHUCKS»

The term «aw-shucks» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.746 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about aw-shucks

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QUOTES WITH «AW-SHUCKS»

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Eugene Jarecki
He presented himself as the friend to Main Street America, and yet that aw-shucks persona ended up packaging policies and programs that were at times deeply injurious to the very people he swore to serve. After all, Reaganomics set in motion one of the largest wealth redistributions in American history, away from the poor and toward the rich.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AW-SHUCKS»

Discover the use of aw-shucks in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aw-shucks and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Aw, Shucks!: The Dictionary of Country Jawing
Explains the meanings of more than two thousand expressions used by cowhands, country folk, and hillbillies
Anne Bertram, 1996
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Musings, Mutterings, and Aw Shucks: A Collection of Short ...
Musings,. Mutterings,. and. Aw. Shucks. A Collection of Short Stories, Essays, and Features Copyright ©2011by Elizabeth Carroll Foster. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced by any means, graphic, electronic, ...
Elizabeth Carroll Foster, 2011
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Aw Shucks! Diary of a Little Diva
Aw Shucks! Diary of a Little Diva by prolific writer T. Holland, peeks into the lives of four high school students.
T Holland, Tanganyika T. H. Lindner, 2010
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Aw Shucks, I Screwed Up, Again: How One Executive Learned ...
This book is for the regular "foot soldier" slogging their way to the top of the business heap....
M. Ronald Smith, 2003
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From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based ...
Genuine humility is far more than brushing off compliments with an “Aw shucks, it was nothing.” In fact, this response smacks of false humility because it is often a ploy to get people to heap on the praise even more. Genuine humility is born of ...
Harry M. Kraemer, 2011
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Danse Macabre
We see Billy Nolan (well played by John Travolta) giving the cops a big aw- shucks grin as he hides a beer against his ... a stockyard—the aw-shucks grin has crossed the line into madness, somehow, and that line-crossing is what the film as a ...
Stephen King, 2011
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Ned Smith's Game News Covers: The Complete Collection
Once the morning's goose hunt was over, the guests could spend the rest of the day shooting a variety of clay-bird games, including one notoriously difficult setup known, in polite company, as "Aw Shucks." According to Bell, "They had a high ...
Ned Smith, 2006
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KIA: A Dr. Kel McKelvey Novel
As they were carrying him off the field on a stretcher, the coach was purported to have told him that he was going to miss the rest of the game, to which, so the story had it, Deveroux had gritted his teeth and replied, “Aw shucks, Coach.
Thomas Holland, 2008
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Rekindling Romance For Dummies
They have an“aw, shucks, it wasnothin'” attitude. The problem with these people isthat they enjoy receiving compliments but don't like to admit it. Maybe they don' tlike being the center of attention. Perhaps they have very high standards and ...
Ruth K. Westheimer, 2011
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Blackwater Fever
... not think it would come to that. Either way you shook it, he knew that Early would rather be a slave for a few days than to be in prison for years. Oh, the surprise on Early's face when he pulled that cocaine 203 THIRTY-ONE Aw Shucks, Ma'am.
Steve Tucker, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AW-SHUCKS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aw-shucks is used in the context of the following news items.
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Is It Safe to Root for Tejay van Garderen?
But barely a moment later, the aw-shucks routine was replaced with bravado. “Absolutely, I believe on any given day I can beat those guys,” he ... «Bicycling, Jul 15»
2
What's Got into Rick Perry?
His aw-shucks, Paint Creek shtick — which he is, thankfully, losing, having taken off the boots and put on the glasses — often obscures the fact ... «National Review Online, Jul 15»
3
The Real Director of 'Magic Mike XXL: Jacobs, Soderbergh, or Magic …
Even so, he's a winning performer, his aw-shucks demeanor paired with that swaggering physicality; the rest of the guys have their moments, ... «The L Magazine, Jul 15»
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Del McCoury Band brings grammy-winning bluegrass to Meijer …
In and out of the set, McCoury fielded song suggestions from the audience, and occasionally replied with the aw-shucks chiming of a few ... «The Rapidian, Jul 15»
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Jets great Joe Klecko on Hall of Fame: 'Guys I played against know …
On Monday, Klecko was much more aw-shucks about his prospects. "If it happens, it happens," Klecko said. "If not, I have my fourth grandchild ... «NJ.com, Jun 15»
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Neil Young: The Monsanto Years
The whistling on the jaunty “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop” seems aw-shucks as Young burlesques his way through simple verses that ... «Paste Magazine, Jun 15»
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Pee-wee Herman Will Have A New And Very Famous Best Friend In …
He's got the strength, he could play the "aw-shucks" nature of the character to a tee, and he'll stick with Pee-wee through thick and thin. «Cinema Blend, Jun 15»
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Michael Norman spills about junk food, flipping the switch and …
Q: You're so aw-shucks off the track, but you're SO competitive, which is probably most evident in your closing speed. Do you just flip a switch ... «USA TODAY High School Sports, Jun 15»
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Chris Christie launches a long-shot run for the White House in 2016
He even gave an aw-shucks nod to his wife, Pat, who he said came thisclose to being the politician in the family, save for a coin toss that ... «SheKnows.com, Jun 15»
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My uncle, the Jersey Devil: One man's quest to set the record …
Sprouse's book begins with Harry Leeds as its chief antagonist, the aw-shucks "Area Man" always happy to declare on camera that, yes, he'd ... «NJ.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Aw-Shucks [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/aw-shucks>. Sep 2020 ».
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