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Hush (used to demand silence)‘“Whisht, child. Away and do what you're told.”’
- ‘In the shelter people were singing and the children were making a noise and one old lady would say "Wheesht, wheesht, they'll hear ya!".’
hold one's whisht
- ‘If he doesn't fully accept it then at least he has the manners to hold his whisht!’
- ‘He may also have held his whisht because the officer behind the new explanation is his son.’
Natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the mid 16th century.
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