Etymology
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hiss (v.)

late 14c., of imitative origin. Compare Danish hysse, German zischen, etc. Johnson wrote, "it is remarkable, that this word cannot be pronounced without making the noise which it signifies." Related: Hissed; hissing.

hiss (n.)

"a continued 's' sound, commonly expressing disapproval or contempt," 1510s, from hiss (v.).

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Definitions of hiss
1
hiss (v.)
make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval;
Synonyms: siss / sizz / sibilate
hiss (v.)
move with a whooshing sound;
Synonyms: whoosh
hiss (v.)
express or utter with a hiss;
Synonyms: sizz / siss / sibilate
hiss (v.)
show displeasure, as after a performance or speech;
Synonyms: boo
2
hiss (n.)
a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval);
the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
Synonyms: hissing / hushing / fizzle / sibilation
hiss (n.)
a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt;
Synonyms: boo / hoot / Bronx cheer / raspberry / razzing / razz / snort / bird
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