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shush

[shuhsh] /ʃʌʃ/
interjection
1.
hush (used as a command to be quiet or silent).
verb (used with object)
2.
to order (someone or something) to be silent; hush.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; imitative
Related forms
shusher, noun
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Examples from the web for shush
  • With small kids it is so much easier to handle this things at home than trying to shush the kids at the library.
  • He had enough chutzpah to shush the orchestra that tried to cut him off.
  • Then, in the abdomen, she found yet another noise: a soft shush-shush over the renal arteries.
  • Slamming the door, turning out the lights and trying to shush everyone only annoys officers.
British Dictionary definitions for shush

shush

/ʃʊʃ/
interjection
1.
be quiet! hush!
verb
2.
to silence or calm (someone) by or as if by saying "shush"
Word Origin
C20: reduplication of sh, influenced by hush1
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Word Origin and History for shush
v.

1921, imitative of the command to be quiet (1904), an expansion of sh. Related: Shushed; shushing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for shush

shush

verb

To tell someone to be quiet and stop talking • Very often a command: ''Shush!'' he shouted, uselessly, to the large noisy hound

[1905+; the dated form is spelled sush]


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