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hush-hush

[huhsh-huhsh] /ˈhʌʃˌhʌʃ/
adjective
1.
highly secret or confidential:
a hush-hush political investigation.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; reduplication based on hush
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Examples from the web for hush-hush
  • 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.
  • Third, and this is still pretty hush-hush, is that there's a career trade-off.
British Dictionary definitions for hush-hush

hush-hush

adjective
1.
(informal) (esp of official work, documents, etc) secret; confidential
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Slang definitions & phrases for hush-hush

hush-hush

adjective

Very secret; classified: a hush-hush border meeting

noun

: Why all the hush-hush about Walden? (1916+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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