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tush1

[tuhsh]
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interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation of impatience, disdain, contempt, etc.)
noun
  1. an exclamation of “tush!”

Origin of tush1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

tush2

[tuhsh]
noun
  1. one of the four canine teeth of the horse.
  2. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a tusk.

Origin of tush2

before 900; Middle English; Old English tusc. See tusk
Related formstushed, adjective

tush3

[too sh]
noun Slang.
  1. tushie.

Origin of tush3

see origin at tushie
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Examples from the Web for tush

Historical Examples

  • After a while, he said aloud, no one understanding rightly what he meant, 'Tush!

    Curious, if True

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • "Tush, boy; promise must yield to need," said the Knight of the Crested Boar.

    Historic Boys

    Elbridge Streeter Brooks

  • He has many fine quips at this folly of plain dealing, but his "tush!"

  • Dick said, “Thank you,” for the promised “tush,” and walked away.

    Dick o' the Fens

    George Manville Fenn

  • Tush, Colonna, see you not that if we had balked this great warrior, we had perished?

    Rienzi

    Edward Bulwer Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for tush

tush1

interjection
  1. archaic an exclamation of disapproval or contempt

Word Origin

C15: Middle English, of imitative origin

tush2

noun
  1. rare a small tusk

Word Origin

Old English tūsc; see tusk

tush3

noun
  1. US slang the buttocks

Word Origin

C20: from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahath beneath
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Word Origin and History for tush

n.

"backside, buttocks," 1962, an abbreviation of tochus (1914), from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahat "beneath."

interj.

mid-15c.; see tut.

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