"Now hush up, you fellows," said Noah, turning round upon them.
Mrs. Loraine had taken pains to "hush up" the facts in regard to Kate.
Throughout the summer months the Government could not hush up the incessant discussion of war aims.
He then said aloud: "Come, monsieur, let us hush up this affair."
He now wished to hush up the whole affair and treat the thing as an unfortunate incident which could not be too quickly forgotten.
The only way out of the affair was to borrow from Julie to hush up the matter.
He'll say you did it, and so get rid of you and hush up the affair with Miss Estcourt.
But are you sure it's so easy, Theign, to hush up a real noise?
The peasants are of course frightened, and give him a considerable sum of money in order that he may hush up the affair.
Yet, nevertheless, he would do his best to hush up the scandal.
1540s, variant of Middle English huisht (late 14c.), probably of imitative origin, with terminal -t lost probably by being mistaken for a past tense suffix. Hush-hush (adj.) is 1916 reduplication. Related: Hushed; hushing. The noun is attested from 1680s. As an interjection meaning "be quiet," attested by c.1600. To hush (one's) mouth "be quiet" is attested from 1878. Hush up "suppress talk for secrecy's sake" is from 1630s. Hush-money is attested from 1709. Hush-puppy "deep-fried ball of cornmeal batter" first attested 1899; as a type of lightweight soft shoe, it is a proprietary name, registered 1961.