whisht

verb
\ ˈhwisht How to pronounce whisht (audio) , ˈwisht \
whishted; whishting; whishts

Definition of whisht

intransitive verb

chiefly Irish
: hush often used interjectionally to enjoin silence

First Known Use of whisht

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whisht

Middle English; imitative

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“Whisht.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whisht. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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