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whisht

[hwist, wist, hwisht, wisht] /ʰwɪst, wɪst, ʰwɪʃt, wɪʃt/
interjection, adjective, noun, verb (used with or without object)
1.
whist2 .
Origin of whisht
1510-1520
1510-20; ultimately imitative; compare Old English hwiscettung squeaking (said of mice)
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  • "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'.

  • I held my whisht, and the lads gaed their way; but eugh, eugh!

  • You hold your whisht, and learn behavior while I pay my juty to his honor.

    O'Flaherty V. C. George Bernard Shaw
  • Hold your whisht, mother, will you, or you'll be sorry for it after.

    O'Flaherty V. C. George Bernard Shaw
  • whisht now, don't cry, me fine boy, and maybe I'd sing a song for ye.'

    Cedar Creek Elizabeth Hely Walshe
  • That'll do so, and let you whisht, for he's coming now again.

British Dictionary definitions for whisht

whisht

/hwiʃt/
interjection
1.
hush! be quiet!
adjective
2.
silent or still
verb
3.
to make or become silent
See also wheesh
Word Origin
C14: compare hist; also obsolete v. whist to become silent
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