- to stop from making noise; make quiet or silent
- to soothe; calm; lull
Origin of hushMiddle English huschen from huscht, quiet (mistaken as past participle ): of echoic origin, originally
- to keep quiet
- to keep from being told; suppress the report or discussion of
verbhushed, hush·ing, hush·es
- To make silent or quiet.
- To calm; soothe.
- To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up : tried to hush up the damaging details.
Origin of hushProbably back-formation from Middle English husht silent of imitative origin
(third-person singular simple present hushes, present participle hushing, simple past and past participle hushed)