"Awks. It’s one thing for a government to offer a £61m-off-the-books sweetener to reassure Nissan that Brexit wasn’t going to be such a big deal and it was fine for the Japanese carmaker to manufacture its new X-Trail model at its Sunderland plant."

(The Guardian.)

Is "Awks" a noun in the paragraph above meaning "embarrassment", "awkward situation"?


It is an interjection. Like "Eek", "gosh", "woah" "oops" and others. It is not spelled as the usual "awk!"


Thank you for the reply.