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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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How to use psst in a sentence

  • 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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