Definition of psst in English:

psst

exclamation

  • Used to attract someone's attention surreptitiously.

    ‘Psst! Want to know a secret?’
    • ‘Psst come closer; I've got a secret.’
    • ‘‘Hey, psst,’ he asks in a stage whisper, ‘whoever's in charge here, the scenery, where's the scenery?’’
    • ‘Well, Dave puts on a baseball cap and hides in the cellar and goes, psst!’
    • ‘I was speaking whispers into his ear, like pssst psst psssssssst,’ she said.’

Origin

1920s: imitative.

Pronunciation:

psst

/p(ə)st/