Words and Phrases
wheesht

“wheesht”

Meaning:

hush; shoosh; be quiet

Alternative spelling/meaning:

bide yer wheesht; houl yer wheesht

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Christening by WG Lyttle

“Wheest, man, or ye’ll wauken up the waen!”
was the woman’s reply, as she hurried to the room door

Excerpt from Phemios and Medon by Michael Longley

Long-headed Odysseus smiles at him and says:
‘Wheest! You may thank Telemachos for this chance
to wise up and pass on the message of oul decency


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