hist

1 of 4

interjection

often prolonged and usually with s,
preceding and p,
following t;
often read as
ˈhist How to pronounce hist (audio)
used to attract attention

hist

2 of 4

dialectal variant of hoist

hist

3 of 4

abbreviation

hist-

4 of 4

combining form

variants or histo-
: tissue
histophysiology

Word History

Etymology

Combining form

French, from Greek histos mast, loom beam, web, from histanai to cause to stand — more at stand

First Known Use

Interjection

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hist was in 1592

Dictionary Entries Near hist

Cite this Entry

“Hist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hist. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

hist

interjection
s,
 often prolonged and usually with  p,
 preceding and  t,
 following; often read as  ˈhist
used to attract attention
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