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Definition of "shuck" [shuck]

  • A husk, pod, or shell, as of a pea, hickory nut, or ear of corn. (noun)
  • The shell of an oyster or clam. (noun)
  • Informal Something worthless. Often used in the plural: an issue that didn't amount to shucks. (noun)
  • To remove the husk or shell from. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To cast off: shucked their coats and cooled off; a city trying to shuck a sooty image. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shuck" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps you can enlighten us Hillary supporters (who are slapping our foreheads over Cuomo's embarrassing use of the term shuck and jive) as to why she things that coming across as a racist and using racists in her campaign will help her win the nomination and the election."
  • "Make no mistake though that in the South the term shuck and jive is a reference to the stupidity of niggers."
  • "Aw de colored peoples wear wha 'dey call shuck hat den cause dey been make outer shuck."