Definition of psst in English:

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Pronunciation: /pst/


Used to attract someone’s attention surreptitiously: Psst! Want to know a secret?
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  • 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.


1920s: imitative.

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Syllabification: psst

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