whisht

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whisht

  1. (Irish and British, chiefly Scotland) Shush, silence, be quiet!
    • 1952, Neville Shute, The Far Country, London: Heinemann, Chapter Nine,[1]
      “You must have loved him very much,” she said.
      Whisht,” said the old woman, “there’s a word that you must never use until there's marrying between you []
  2. A sound often used to calm livestock, cattle, sheep etc.

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