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Meaning of whist

whist

Pronunciation: (hwist, wist), [key]
  1. a card game, an early form of bridge, but without bidding.

whist

Pronunciation: (hwist, wist), [key]
— interj.
  1. hush! silence! be still!
—adj.
  1. hushed; silent; still.
—n.
  1. silence: Hold your whist.
—v.i.
  1. to be or become silent.
—v.t.
  1. to silence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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