Hist



[st, sst; spelling pronunciation hist] /st, sst; spelling pronunciation hɪst/

interjection
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(a sibilant exclamation used to attract attention).
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variant of before a vowel:
histidine.
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/hɪst/
interjection
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an exclamation used to attract attention or as a warning to be silent

exclamation commanding silence, attested from 1610s; probably so chosen because the sound is both easy to hear and suddenly silent.

hist- pref.
Variant of histo-.

adjective

history: Hist! Goodbye!
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historian
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historical
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history

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