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whisht

[hwist, wist, hwisht, wisht] /ʰwɪst, wɪst, ʰwɪʃt, wɪʃt/
interjection, adjective, noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
whist2 .
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; ultimately imitative; compare Old English hwiscettung squeaking (said of mice)
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British Dictionary definitions for whisht

whisht

/hwiʃt/
interjection
1.
hush! be quiet!
adjective
2.
silent or still
verb
3.
to make or become silent
See also wheesh
Word Origin
C14: compare hist; also obsolete v. whist to become silent
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