highly secret or confidential: a hush-hush political investigation.

1915–20; reduplication based on hush Unabridged
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informal (esp of official work, documents, etc) secret; confidential

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hush-hush definition

  1. mod.
    secret; undercover. : The matter is so hush-hush I can't talk about it over the phone.
  2. mod.
    secretly. : They did it so hush-hush that no one knew for a long time.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
The hush-hush of politics is controlling a segment of people without those
  people recognizing they are being managed.
While the government kept the experiment hush-hush back then, officials are
  speaking out now.
The books and tapes were warehoused, embargoed, surrounded with the hush-hush
  of great revelations withheld.
Another twist had to do with the hush-hush nature of the panel's work.
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