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[huhsh-huhsh] /ˈhʌʃˌhʌʃ/

highly secret or confidential:
a hush-hush political investigation.
(informal) (esp of official work, documents, etc) secret; confidential


Very secret; classified: a hush-hush border meeting


: Why all the hush-hush about Walden? (1916+)


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