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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: shh

shush

verb
     
shush
1

shush!

spoken used to tell someone, especially a child, to be quiet [= shh]:
'Shush!' said Jerry. 'Not so loud.'
2 [transitive] to tell someone to be very quiet, especially by putting your fingers against your lips or by saying 'shush':
He started to cry and Francesca shushed him.

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