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pshh

Alternative Spellings

pishhh, psh

Definitions

  • exclamation of respect

Example Sentences

  • look who it is.....President Obama himself.....pshh!

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

The word is translated this way in the Yiddish dictionary of Alexander Harkavy.

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