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(Ah) shucks!

 and (Ah) shoot!
Rur. Darn! (A mild oath.) Ah, shucks! I forgot to call Grandma. Tom: We can't get chocolate ice cream. The store's all out. Jane: Shucks. Ah, shoot! I missed my favorite TV show.

(Aw) shucks!

Rur. Gosh!; a mild oath. Shucks, ma'am. It wasn't anything at all. Aw shucks, I ain't never been this close to a woman before.

shuck something off

1. to take something off. Tom shucked his jacket off and sat on the arm of the easy chair. He shucked off his jacket.
2. to get rid of someone or something. she shucked all her bad habits off. Tom shucked off one girlfriend after another.
See also: off, shuck

(Aw) shucks!

exclam. a mild oath. (Colloquial.) Aw shucks, I ain’t never been this close to a woman before.




1. n. an insincere person. The guy’s a shuck. Don’t believe a thing he says!
2. tv. & in. to kid someone; to tease someone. Cool it! I’m just shucking.
3. tv. to swindle someone; to deceive someone. He was going to shuck the mayor, but people were beginning to talk, so he blew town.
4. n. a hoax. How could you fall for that old shuck?
5. and shuck down tv. & in. to undress oneself; to remove one’s clothing. He shucked down and showered and was at work in twenty minutes.

shuck down

See shuck
See also: down, shuck
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Keeling conducted the wedding of his former student and the soon-to-be ordained Jehu Lewis Shuck.
54) While more work may be done, Ann and Sarah Judson help position Henrietta Shuck as part of a larger missionary culture that was beginning to negotiate these feelings.
Dunaway, Pioneering for Jesus: The Story of Henrietta Hall Shuck (Nashville: Sunday School Board, 1930).
Gimelli, '"Borne upon the Wings of Faith': The Chinese Odyssey of Henrietta Hall Shuck, 1835-1844," Journal of the Early Republic 14, 2 (Summer 1994): 221-245.
Lewis Shuck and Issachar Roberts, First American Baptist Missionaries to China" (Ph.
15) Shuck to Addison Hall, 18 September 1835; scholars of religion have recently taken notice of the "spatial turn" in the humanities, shifting analyses from the idea of "sacred space" to physical space.
18) Henrietta Shuck, Journal, 30 September 1835, quoted in Memoir, 42; Shuck to Addison Hall, 6 October 1835, Memoir, 43-44.
21) Shuck to Addison Hall, 14 January 1836, quoted in Memoir, 55.
22) Shuck, Journal, 17 November 1835, quoted in Memoir, 53.
24) Shuck to Addison Hall, 14 December 1835, quoted in Memoir, 55.
31) Shuck to Addison Hall, 8 Februrary 1840, in Memoir, 138-140.
37) Shuck to Addison Hall, 21 April 1836, in Memoir, 64.
38) Shuck, Journal, 17 May 1836, in Memoir, 68; Shuck to Keeling and Miss.
43) Shuck to Susan Hall, 24 October 1835, in Memoir, 46-49.
In court she said that once written out, the will remained at all times at Mr Lamb's bedside for him to alter or tear up if he so wished,' added Mrs Shuck.