One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to attract someone's attention surreptitiously.‘Psst! Want to know a secret?’
- ‘Well, Dave puts on a baseball cap and hides in the cellar and goes, psst!’
- ‘‘Hey, psst,’ he asks in a stage whisper, ‘whoever's in charge here, the scenery, where's the scenery?’’
- ‘Psst come closer; I've got a secret.’
- ‘I was speaking whispers into his ear, like pssst psst psssssssst,’ she said.’
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