hush-hush

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Adjective[edit]

hush-hush ‎(comparative more hush-hush, superlative most hush-hush)

  1. Secret, not spoken of (or spoken of only in hushed whispers between insiders).
    The spy program was very hush-hush, no one ever spoke of it.

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Noun[edit]

hush-hush ‎(uncountable)

  1. secrecy; covert operation
    • 1933, The China Monthly Review (volume 67, page 64)
      I find a very definite policy of hush-hush here about what Japan is doing []