[ hwist, wist ]
/ ʰwɪst, wɪst /
hush! silence! be still!
hushed; silent; still.
Chiefly Irish. silence: Hold your whist.
verb (used without object)
British Dialect. to be or become silent.
verb (used with object)
British Dialect. to silence.
Words nearby whist
Origin of whist2
1350–1400, Middle English; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for whisted (1 of 2)
/ (wɪst) /
a card game for four in which the two sides try to win the balance of the 13 tricks: forerunner of bridge
Word Origin for whist
C17: perhaps changed from whisk, referring to the sweeping up or whisking up of the tricks
British Dictionary definitions for whisted (2 of 2)
/ (hwist) /
interjection, adjective, verb
a variant of whisht
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