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"shucks" in British English

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shucksexclamation

uk   us   /ʃʌks/ US informal
an ​expression of modesty, ​embarrassment, ​disappointment, or ​anger: "You ​playedgreat in the ​concert." "Shucks, everyone ​else was really good." Shucks, I ​missed the ​shot.
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(Definition of shucks from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shucks" in American English

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shucksexclamation

 us   /ʃʌks/ dated
used to ​expressslightregret or to show you are ​disappointed, or sometimes to show that something is not very ​important: Shucks, I ​wish I could have been there. Shucks, it wasn’t that hard to do.
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