From Middle English huschen (“to hush”) (as past participle Middle English husht (“silent; hushed”) and interjection husht (“quiet!”)). Cognate with Low German huschen, hüssen (“to hush; lull”), German huschen (“to shoo; scurry”), Danish hysse (“to hush”), and maybe Albanian hesht.
hush (third-person singular simple present hushes, present participle hushing, simple past and past participle hushed)
- (intransitive) To become quiet.
- (transitive) To make quiet.
- (transitive) To appease; to allay; to soothe.
- (transitive) To clear off soil and other materials overlying the bedrock.
- A silence, especially after some noise
- A mining method using water