whisht

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verb \ˈhwisht, ˈwisht\

Definition of whisht

chiefly Irish

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  hush —often used interjectionally to enjoin silence

Origin and Etymology of whisht

Middle English; imitative


First Known Use: 14th century

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