From Middle English huschen (“to hush”) (as past participle husht (“silent; hushed”) and interjection husht (“quiet!”)). Cognate with Low German huschen, hüssen (“to hush; lull”), German huschen (“to shoo; scurry”), Danish hysse (“to hush”), and maybe Albanian hesht.
- (intransitive) To become quiet.
- (transitive) To make quiet.
- (transitive) To appease; to allay; to soothe.
- (transitive) To clear off soil and other materials overlying the bedrock.
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- there, there (calm somebody)
- 2017, Kelly Daviot, “Hush yah, Shaneke, such is life”, in The Jamaica Gleaner (in English):
- “Hush yah, Shaneke, such is life. […] ”
- There, there, Shaneke. Such is life. […]
- Georgie, mi sorry fi 'ear seh yuh mooma dead. Hush. Doan cry.
- George, I'm sorry your mom died. There, there. Don't cry.
- be quiet
- Chile, hush yu mouth!
- Child, be quiet!