whist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English whist (silent).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: wĭst, IPA(key): /wɪst/ or enPR: hwĭst, IPA(key): /ʍɪst/ (in Scottish English and some English accents)
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

Noun[edit]

whist (plural whists)

  1. Any of several four-player card games, similar to bridge.
  2. Sessions of playing the card game.

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Adjective[edit]

whist (comparative more whist, superlative most whist)

  1. silent

Verb[edit]

whist (third-person singular simple present whists, present participle whisting, simple past and past participle whisted)

  1. (transitive) To hush or silence; to still.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  2. (intransitive) To become silent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Surrey to this entry?)

Interjection[edit]

whist

  1. Alternative spelling of whisht. Silence! Quiet! Hush! Shhh!
    • 1860, anonymous, Heroes and Hunters of the West[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:
      … for scarcely had they descended one hundred feet, when a low “whist” from the girl, warned them of present danger.

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Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:

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Noun[edit]

whist m

  1. whist

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Noun[edit]

whist m (uncountable)

  1. whist

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Noun[edit]

whist m (invariable)

  1. whist (card game)