whisht

[ hwist, wist, hwisht, wisht ]
/ ʰwɪst, wɪst, ʰwɪʃt, wɪʃt /
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interjection, adjective, noun, verb (used with or without object)


Nearby words

  1. whirly,
  2. whirlybird,
  3. whirr,
  4. whirry,
  5. whish,
  6. whisk,
  7. whisk broom,
  8. whisker,
  9. whiskered,
  10. whiskery

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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