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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
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.]
something of little value (esp in the phrase not worth shucks)
an exclamation of disappointment, annoyance, etc
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|Noun||1.||shucks - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"|
|2.||shucks - an expression of disappointment or irritation|