sh

or shh

[ sh ]
/ ʃ /

interjection

(used to urge silence.)

Nearby words

  1. sgraffito,
  2. sgt,
  3. sgt maj,
  4. sgt.,
  5. sgt. maj.,
  6. sh-,
  7. sh.,
  8. sha,
  9. shaanxi,
  10. shaba

Origin of sh

First recorded in 1840–50

S and H

or S&H

shipping and handling (charges).

sh.

Bookbinding. sheet.
shilling; shillings.
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British Dictionary definitions for sh

sh

1
/ (spelling pron ʃʃʃ) /

interjection

an exclamation to request silence or quiet

the internet domain name for

St Helena
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Word Origin and History for sh

sh

interj.

exclamation used to urge or request silence, 1847. The gesture of putting a finger to the lips to express silence is attested from Roman times. As a transitive verb from 1887; intransitive from 1925.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for sh

SH

abbr.

serum hepatitis

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