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hush-hush

[huhsh-huhsh]
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adjective
  1. highly secret or confidential: a hush-hush political investigation.
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Origin of hush-hush

First recorded in 1915–20; reduplication based on hush
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Related Words for hush-hush

confidential, clandestine, classified, closet, covert, dark, private, restricted, surreptitious, undercover, under-the-table

Examples from the Web for hush-hush

Contemporary Examples of hush-hush

Historical Examples of hush-hush

  • So that's what the Government's so scared and hush-hush about.

    Rescue Squad

    Thomas J. O'Hara

  • This will be hush-hush for awhile, then left to dissolve of itself.

  • Mr. Atkins explained that naturally the affair was hush-hush.

    In the Cards

    Alan Cogan

  • It's all hush-hush so it won't leak out like the atom bomb did.

    The Stowaway

    Alvin Heiner

  • She was a "hush-hush" ship—one of the wonders of the Navy still.

    The Grey Room

    Eden Phillpotts


British Dictionary definitions for hush-hush

hush-hush

adjective
  1. informal (esp of official work, documents, etc) secret; confidential
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