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psst

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interjection

(used to attract someone's attention in an unobtrusive manner.)

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Origin of psst

First recorded in 1870–75
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Example sentences from the Web for psst

  • But at that moment, and beyond the curtain of the frigidarium, appeared the heads of the balneatores, and a low "Psst!"

    Quo Vadis|Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • But Psst and Hush had not waited for orders, and in five minutes the man was caught.

British Dictionary definitions for psst

psst
/ (pst) /

interjection

an exclamation of beckoning, esp one made surreptitiously
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