or pst



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

Origin of psst

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for psst

exclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, oh, whoopee, hooray, shucks, er, ouch, rah, ah, egad, golly, hey, huh

Examples from the Web for psst

Historical Examples of psst

  • But Psst and Hush had not waited for orders, and in five minutes the man was caught.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for psst



an exclamation of beckoning, esp one made surreptitiously
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