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Tush. interj. [Of this word I can find no credible etymology.] An expression of contempt.

Tush, say they, how should God perceive it: is there knowledge in the most high? Psalm lxxiii.

Sir Thomas Moor found fault with his lady's continual chiding, saying; the consideration of the time, for it was sent, should restrain her. Tush, tush, my lord, said she, look, here is one step to heaven-ward, shewing him a friar's girdle. I fear me, quoth Sir Thomas, this one step will not bring you up a step higher. Camden's Remains.

Tush never tell me, I take it much unkindly
That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse,
As if the strings were thine, should know of this.

Sources: Camden, William (28) · Shakespeare's Othello (60) · The Bible - Psalms (29)

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