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tush1

[tuhsh] /tʌʃ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of impatience, disdain, contempt, etc.)
noun
2.
an exclamation of “tush!”.
Origin of tush1
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50

tush2

[tuhsh] /tʌʃ/
noun
1.
one of the four canine teeth of the horse.
2.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a tusk.
Origin
before 900; Middle English; Old English tusc. See tusk
Related forms
tushed, adjective

tush3

[too sh] /tʊʃ/
noun, Slang.
1.
Origin
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!"

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • 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
  • He might be seen at the railway station, and stopped: he might——“tush!”

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • tush, tush, never mind repaying,” hastily rejoined the doctor.

    Lady Eureka, v. 2 (of 3) Robert Folkestone Williams
  • tush, man,” said Bunce, “he did but let out a little malapert blood.

    The Pirate

    Sir Walter Scott
  • tush, tush, gentlemen, it is ill straining at gnats in such times.

    The Cock and Anchor Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • tush, the combing of their crests was bigger than any town there.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for tush

tush1

/tʌʃ/
interjection
1.
(archaic) an exclamation of disapproval or contempt
Word Origin
C15: Middle English, of imitative origin

tush2

/tʌʃ/
noun
1.
(rare) a small tusk
Word Origin
Old English tūsc; see tusk

tush3

/tʊʃ/
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for tush

tush

Related Terms

tokus

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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