whisht

whisht

[hwist, wist, hwisht, wisht]
interjection, adjective, noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)

Origin:
1510–20; ultimately imitative; compare Old English hwiscettung squeaking (said of mice)

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whisht or (Scot) whist (hwiʃt, hwist)
 
interj
1.  hush! be quiet!
 
adj
2.  silent or still
 
vb
3.  to make or become silent
 
[C14: compare hist; also obsolete v. whist to become silent]
 
whist or (Scot) whist
 
interj
 
adj
 
vb
 
[C14: compare hist; also obsolete v. whist to become silent]

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