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shush

[ shuhsh ]
/ ʃʌʃ /
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interjection
hush (used as a command to be quiet or silent).
verb (used with object)
to order (someone or something) to be silent; hush.
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Origin of shush

First recorded in 1920–25; imitative

OTHER WORDS FROM shush

shusher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shush

shush
/ (ʃʊʃ) /

interjection
be quiet! hush!
verb
to silence or calm (someone) by or as if by saying "shush"

Word Origin for shush

C20: reduplication of sh, influenced by hush 1
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