[ hwist, wist, hwisht, wisht ]
/ ʰwɪst, wɪst, ʰwɪʃt, wɪʃt /

interjection, adjective, noun, verb (used with or without object)


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Origin of whisht

1510–20; ultimately imitative; compare Old English hwiscettung squeaking (said of mice)
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British Dictionary definitions for whisht


whist (hwist)

/ (hwiʃt) Scot /


hush! be quiet!


silent or still


to make or become silent
See also wheesh

Word Origin for whisht

C14: compare hist; also obsolete v. whist to become silent
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