whishted; whishting; whishts

intransitive verb

chiefly Ireland
: hush
often used interjectionally to enjoin silence

Word History


Middle English; imitative

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whisht was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near whisht

Cite this Entry

“Whisht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whisht. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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