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hist

[st, sst; spelling pronunciation hist] /st, sst; spelling pronunciation hɪst/
interjection
1.
(a sibilant exclamation used to attract attention).
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; representing in writing the sound sequence st

hist-

1.
variant of histo- before a vowel:
histidine.

hist.

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British Dictionary definitions for hist

hist

/hɪst/
interjection
1.
an exclamation used to attract attention or as a warning to be silent
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Word Origin and History for hist

exclamation commanding silence, attested from 1610s; probably so chosen because the sound is both easy to hear and suddenly silent.

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hist in Medicine

hist- pref.
Variant of histo-.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hist

hist

adjective

history: Hist! Goodbye!


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Related Abbreviations for hist

hist.

  1. historian
  2. historical
  3. history
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