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Idioms about whistle

Origin of whistle

First recorded before 950; (verb) Middle English whistlen, Old English hwistlian; akin to Old Norse hvīsla “to whistle,” hviskra “to whisper”; see whine; (noun) Middle English; Old English hwistle “instrument,” akin to the verb

OTHER WORDS FROM whistle

whis·tle·a·ble, adjectivein·ter·whis·tle, verb (used with object), in·ter·whis·tled, in·ter·whis·tling.un·whis·tled, adjective
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How to use whistle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for whistle

whistle
/ (ˈwɪsəl) /

verb
noun

Word Origin for whistle

Old English hwistlian; related to Old Norse hvīsla
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Other Idioms and Phrases with whistle

whistle

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