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tush1

[tuhsh] /tʌʃ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of impatience, disdain, contempt, etc.)
noun
2.
an exclamation of “tush!”.
Origin of tush1
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English

tush2

[tuhsh] /tʌʃ/
noun
1.
one of the four canine teeth of the horse.
2.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a tusk.
Origin
before 900; Middle English; Old English tusc. See tusk
Related forms
tushed, adjective

tush3

[too sh] /tʊʃ/
noun, Slang.
1.
Origin
see tushie
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Examples from the Web for tush
Historical Examples
  • For he hath said in his heart, tush, I shall never be cast down there shall no harm happen unto me.

  • "tush, boy; promise must yield to need," said the Knight of the Crested Boar.

    Historic Boys Elbridge Streeter Brooks
  • Being a wise ecclesiastic, he did not exclaim ‘tush’ and ‘Fie,’ but proceeded at once to go book-hunting in Montana.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent
  • Dick said, “Thank you,” for the promised “tush,” and walked away.

    Dick o' the Fens George Manville Fenn
  • tush Mare liberum, they fish under our noses, and sell it to us when they have done, at their own prices.

    The Anatomy of Melancholy Democritus Junior
  • tush, Colonna, see you not that if we had balked this great warrior, we had perished?

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • "tush, child, do not be silly," replied the convicted culprit.

    The Redemption of David Corson Charles Frederic Goss
  • He might be seen at the railway station, and stopped: he might——“tush!”

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat Mrs. Henry Wood
  • tush, tush, never mind repaying,” hastily rejoined the doctor.

    Lady Eureka, v. 2 (of 3) Robert Folkestone Williams
  • tush, man,” said Bunce, “he did but let out a little malapert blood.

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for tush

tush1

/tʌʃ/
interjection
1.
(archaic) an exclamation of disapproval or contempt
Word Origin
C15: Middle English, of imitative origin

tush2

/tʌʃ/
noun
1.
(rare) a small tusk
Word Origin
Old English tūsc; see tusk

tush3

/tʊʃ/
noun
1.
(US, slang) the buttocks
Word Origin
C20: from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahath beneath
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Word Origin and History for tush
n.

"backside, buttocks," 1962, an abbreviation of tochus (1914), from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahat "beneath."

interj.

mid-15c.; see tut.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tush

turtledoves

noun

A pair of sweethearts (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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