whisht

[ 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

whisht

whist (hwist)

/ (hwiʃt) Scot /

interjection

hush! be quiet!

adjective

silent or still

verb

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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