aw-shucks


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aw-shucks

 (ô′shŭks′)
adj. Informal
Having or characterized by a shy, self-effacing, often unsophisticated manner: an aw-shucks grin.

aw-shucks

(ˌɔːˈʃʌks)
adj (prenominal)
seeming to be modest, self-deprecating, or shy: don't be fooled by his aw-shucks attitude.
[C20: from the US interjection aw shucks, an expression of modesty or diffidence]

aw-shucks

(ˈɔˈʃʌks)

adj. Informal.
characterized by a shy, embarrassed, often provincial manner.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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In Palin's aw-shucks manner, she not only neutralized Biden as a formidable foe but reminded folks watching at home that she was just a gal from Wasilla, Alaska, who liked to keep things simple and personal.
Trump said in a tweet "(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House." "Aw-shucks, does that mean I won't get to run against her again?
The US President tweeted, "(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House." Aw-shucks, does that mean I won't get to run against her again?
That's why he shrugged off a question about his added bulk with his typical aw-shucks smile.
American soprano Cheyanne Cross brought a bright, sunlit voice and an appealing aw-shucks, Midwestern wholesomeness to Aminta.
His 'aw-shucks' style of comedy disarmed viewers, who found it a welcome departure from other comedians' louder and more livid ways of making the hapless viewing public 'laugh.'
His voice came on again, with that wonderful laid back aw-shucks accent, to say: "Gee wizz, folks, I've never known a storm as bad as this." His accent was great, but his delivery left a lot to be desired.
His frequent aw-shucks smile sparks smiles on the faces of many customers.
Altman isn't going to lure people in with lofty promises, but if you get past the aw-shucks demeanor, you hear the quiet confidence of a coach who likes his chances.
Don't let the homespun, aw-shucks fool you: A lot of thought and work goes into making David's Burgers go, particularly given the public's fickle dining habits and the razor-thin margins typical of the food service industry.
Braugher had a busy year on "Brooklyn," competing professionally with guest star Kyra Sedgwick and warming up to his precinct coworkers with an aw-shucks moment in the season finale.
No two critics seem to agree on what this smart, playful writer's second novel, a sort of gothic mystery and romance, is "about," but they opine that Makkai offers a "patchwork of ambition and aw-shucks charm" (NPR).