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hist

play
interjection \s often prolonged and usually with p preceding and t following; often read as ˈhist\

Definition of hist

  1. —used to attract attention

First Known Use of hist

1592


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hist

play
\ˈhīst\

Definition of hist

  1. dialectal variant of hoist


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hist

abbreviation

Definition of hist


hist-

combining form
variants: or

histo-

Definition of hist-

  1. :  tissue histophysiology

Origin and Etymology of hist-

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




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