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whisht

[hwist, wist, hwisht, wisht]
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interjection, adjective, noun, verb (used with or without object)
  1. whist2.
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Origin of whisht

1510–20; ultimately imitative; compare Old English hwiscettung squeaking (said of mice)
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Examples from the Web for whisht

Historical Examples

  • "Whisht, sir; the poor lady's dyin', sir," said Kate in a tone of awe.

    The Masked Bridal

    Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

  • And there came a rap, and an aide of Stonewall Jackson's—But whisht!

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Whisht, 'uman, he's come around the new cojutor and got a job.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • "Whisht, darlint," Kitty said, covering Beth's eyes with her hand.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand

  • Whisht, ahagur, I do; but let what will happen, sure it's best for us to say nothin'.


British Dictionary definitions for whisht

whisht

whist (hwist)

interjection
  1. hush! be quiet!
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adjective
  1. silent or still
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verb
  1. to make or become silent
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See also wheesh

Word Origin

C14: compare hist; also obsolete v. whist to become silent
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