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hist

[ st, sst; spelling pronunciation hist ]
/ st, sst; spelling pronunciation hɪst /
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interjection

(a sibilant exclamation used to attract attention).

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Origin of hist

First recorded in 1595–1605; representing in writing the sound sequence st

Definition for hist (2 of 3)

hist-

variant of histo- before a vowel: histidine.

Definition for hist (3 of 3)

hist.

abbreviation

histology.
historian.
historical.
history.
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British Dictionary definitions for hist

hist
/ (hɪst) /

interjection

an exclamation used to attract attention or as a warning to be silent
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Medical definitions for hist

hist-

pref.

Variant ofhisto-
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