shuck «shuhk», noun, verb.
1. a husk, pod, or shell, especially the outer covering or strippings, as of corn (maize), chestnuts, or hickory nuts.
2. the shell of an oyster or clam.
3. U.S. Slang. fake; bluff: »

Everybody with a brain in his head knew that this was the usual bureaucratic shuck (Harper's).

1. to remove the husk, pod, or shell from: »

to shuck ten ears of corn.

2. to open the shells of (oysters or clams).
3. Informal, Figurative. Also, shuck off, a) to take off; remove: »

I like to shuck my shoes when I'm indoors.

b) to get rid of: »

We must shuck off the habits of the past (Harper's).

[origin uncertain]
shuck´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • shuck — [ʃʌk] v [T] AmE to remove the outer cover of a vegetable such as corn, or the shell of ↑oyster s shuck off [shuck sth<=>off] phr v to take off a piece of clothing ▪ She shucked off her jacket and ran upstairs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shuck — [shuk] n. [< ?] 1. a shell, pod, or husk; esp., the husk of an ear of corn ☆ 2. the shell of an oyster or clam ☆ 3. [pl.] Informal something valueless [not worth shucks ] ☆ 4. Slang a) a hoax or fraud …   English World dictionary

  • Shuck — (sh[u^]k), n. A shock of grain. [Prev. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shuck — Shuck, n. [Perhaps akin to G. shote a husk, pod, shell.] 1. A shell, husk, or pod; especially, the outer covering of such nuts as the hickory nut, butternut, peanut, and chestnut. [1913 Webster] 2. The shell of an oyster or clam. [U. S.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shuck — [ ʃʌk ] verb transitive AMERICAN to remove the shell or outer part of something such as a nut or vegetable ,shuck off phrasal verb transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL 1. ) to take a piece of clothing off 2. ) to get rid of something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shuck — shuck; shuck·er; …   English syllables

  • Shuck. — Shuck., bei Tiernamen Abkürzung für William Edward Shuckard (spr. schöck ), geb. 1802 in Brighton, gest. 10. Nov. 1868 in London, Buchhändler und Entomolog …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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