shucks


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shuck

 (shŭk)
n.
1.
a. A husk, pod, or shell of a seed, nut, or fruit, such as a pecan or an ear of corn.
b. A shell of a bivalve, such as an oyster or clam.
c. The exoskeleton or pupal case of an insect larva or nymph, especially one that has been shed.
2. often shucks Informal Something worthless: an issue that didn't amount to shucks.
tr.v. shucked, shuck·ing, shucks
1.
a. To remove the husk or shell from: shuck corn.
b. To open the shell of (a bivalve): shuck oysters.
2. Informal To cast off: shucked their coats and cooled off; a city trying to shuck a sooty image.
interj. shucks (shŭks)
Used to express mild disappointment, disgust, or annoyance.

[Origin unknown. Interj., alteration of shit.]

shuck′er n.

shucks

(ʃʌks)
pl n
something of little value (esp in the phrase not worth shucks)
interj
an exclamation of disappointment, annoyance, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shucks - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"
worthlessness, ineptitude - having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
2.shucks - an expression of disappointment or irritation
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
Translations

shucks

[ˈʃʌks] excl (US) (showing disappointment, annoyance)mince!; (replying to compliment)je vous en prie!

shucks

interj (US) → verflixt, Mist (inf); (= rubbish)Unsinn, Quatsch (inf); shucks, I’m sorryMist!, tut mir leid (inf); shucks to you (inf)bätsch! (inf)

shucks

[ʃʌks] excl (Am) (fam) shucks!sciocchezze!
References in classic literature ?
"Shucks, it ain't no use to talk to you, Huck Finn.
Of course I cannot ride my cobs, but I really don't care shucks about that.
He don't amount to shucks, as a magician; knows some of the old common tricks, but has never got beyond the rudiments, and never will.
"Oh, shucks, this hasn't got anything to do with dissipation.
Shucks. In the early days in Oregon they talked six hundred an' forty acres.
The Shucks would make numerous trips in and around China throughout their lives, but none so taxing as this leg of their journey from America to West Bengal, India.
Well, after all the negative sentiment and anti-Washingtonism floating around after aACAyTricky Dicky' Nixon resigned for his lying and cover-ups of that Watergate break-in, and Gerald Ford so incompetent he couldn't climb down the stairs of an air plane without falling flat on his face, ah shucks, Jimmy Carter, a peanut farmer from Georgia was exactly what America needed at the time.
Salmonella can grow on high-Aw, nutrient-rich pecan nutmeats, shucks and shells, but is sensitive to antimicrobials in the septum tissue and aqueous extract of shucks.
The pathogen grew on high-Aw pecan shucks and shells, but died on middle septum tissue stored at 21 C, 30 C and 37 C for up to six days.
From the moment Danny Roberts crashed into our consciousness in 2000 as the "aw, shucks" gay guy on the New Orleans season of The Real World, he's had a hubby at his hip.
'I think the Shucks are not nice people who are lying about Wilf.'
relaxed to give a damn is more than I can bear." Aw, shucks - and I would willingly have paid her fare.