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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or characterized by a shy, self-effacing, often unsophisticated manner.

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Examples

  • And every country faced the same problem when it came to dubbing the aw-shucks ramblings of one of the movie's lead characters - the country bumpkin tow truck Mater, voiced in the movie by Larry the Cable Guy.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • And every country faced the same problem when it came to dubbing the aw-shucks ramblings of one of the movie's lead characters - the country bumpkin tow truck Mater, voiced in the movie by Larry the Cable Guy.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • It skips along, at times precarious (dead end, sad sack lives, physical and emotional abuse, and world domination by a vampire plant), at times joyous (an aw-shucks love story, a rags-to-riches business success, and a fantastic sense of place, established by a song that states its preference for downtown to uptown).

    James Scarborough: Little Shop of Horrors, STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

  • Reduced by an apparently at-sea Cuba Gooding Jr. to a mix of goofy aw-shucks smiles and dead-eyed solemnity, Carson comes across as the least intriguing person in his own story.

    TNT's 'Gifted Hands' wasn't made by gifted hands

  • It skips along, at times precarious (dead end, sad sack lives, physical and emotional abuse, and world domination by a vampire plant), at times joyous (an aw-shucks love story, a rags-to-riches business success, and a fantastic sense of place, established by a song that states its preference for downtown to uptown).

    James Scarborough: Little Shop of Horrors, STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

  • It skips along, at times precarious (dead end, sad sack lives, physical and emotional abuse, and world domination by a vampire plant), at times joyous (an aw-shucks love story, a rags-to-riches business success, and a fantastic sense of place, established by a song that states its preference for downtown to uptown).

    James Scarborough: Little Shop of Horrors, STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

  • The veteran director (who discussed his experiences making last year's The Wolfman in-depth with me here and here) previously tried his hand at the superhero genre with Disney's highly-underrated The Rocketeer (released twenty years ago this summer), which was also set in the WWII-era, also had Nazis as its villains, and also revolved around an earnest, aw-shucks hero.

    Zaki Hasan: Zaki's Review: Captain America: The First Avengers

  • Gibbs, meanwhile, will go out on his own, where he can go on the soundbite attack, but do it from the aw-shucks stance of a guy who comes from the part of the country where people tend to cling to their guns and their religion.

    The Insider Machinery Is Complete

  • The veteran director (who discussed his experiences making last year's The Wolfman in-depth with me here and here) previously tried his hand at the superhero genre with Disney's highly-underrated The Rocketeer (released twenty years ago this summer), which was also set in the WWII-era, also had Nazis as its villains, and also revolved around an earnest, aw-shucks hero.

    Zaki Hasan: Zaki's Review: Captain America: The First Avengers

  • It skips along, at times precarious (dead end, sad sack lives, physical and emotional abuse, and world domination by a vampire plant), at times joyous (an aw-shucks love story, a rags-to-riches business success, and a fantastic sense of place, established by a song that states its preference for downtown to uptown).

    James Scarborough: Little Shop of Horrors, STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

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