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sh

or shh

[sh] /ʃ/
interjection
1.
(used to urge silence.)
Origin of sh
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50

S and H

or S&H

1.
shipping and handling (charges).

sh.

1.
2.
Bookbinding. sheet.
3.
shilling; shillings.
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Examples from the Web for sh
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  • That which caught the attention of father and daughter while they were conversing so earnestly, was a serpent-like "sh!"

    Wyoming Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • But don't tell me that'sh morality, don't tell me that'sh civilisation!

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • I sh'd think your arm would be most broke carryin' it all the way from your house.

    An Alabaster Box Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  • "We sh'll have a shawt at him, at least," said the Englishman.

    His Own People Booth Tarkington
  • James Barton andJohn Cooke:—sworn, who are to have for their pains 10 sh.

  • As sh'u'd 'a' been gineral av all Oirland, England, an' Injia.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • Afterwards, however, she 'crowned the tomb with garlands and sundry nosegays, and marvellous lovingly embraced the same'; sh.

British Dictionary definitions for sh

sh1

/spelling pron ʃʃʃ/
interjection
1.
an exclamation to request silence or quiet

sh2

abbreviation
1.
St Helena
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sh
interj.

exclamation used to urge or request silence, 1847. The gesture of putting a finger to the lips to express silence is attested from Roman times. As a transitive verb from 1887; intransitive from 1925.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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sh in Medicine

SH abbr.
serum hepatitis

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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