- Middle English, of imitative origin
- 14th century
: to make a sharp sibilant sound <the crowd hissed in disapproval> <hissing steam>
: to express disapproval of by hissing <hissed the performers off the stage>
: to utter or whisper angrily or threateningly and with a hiss
hiss. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
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