hush-hush

[ huhsh-huhsh ]
/ ˈhʌʃˌhʌʃ /

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for hush-hush

hush-hush

adjective

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